Erekat: Arab delegation will present peace plan in Washington
Ted Belman. Something is going on. Obama is forging new relations between the Arabs and Israel. The cease fire in Gaza involved Qatar and Egypt who both undertook to get involved and Israel agreed. Bibi apologized to Turkey as part of a bigger deal which included Obama agreeing to side with Israel on the right of return by saying the Palestinians had to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. He is building bridges between Saudi Arabia and Turkey and Israel. They all want a common front against Syria and Iran. Bibi is cutting deals all over the place. I see him compromising on the settlement blocs and on Jerusalem in order to have peace in our time. But don’t worry, he won’t jeopardize our security.
A few weeks ago I wrote , Maybe things aren’t so bad. referring to Obama’s visit.
DOHA, Qatar (Ma’an) — A delegation of Arab ministers will head to
Washington to discuss the Arab Peace Initiative with US President Barack
Obama’s new administration, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said
The delegation “aims to declare a joint stand towards the peace process so
America realizes this is not only a Palestinian issue but an Arabic and
Islamic one as well,” Erekat said.
The group will include the foreign ministers of Palestine, Qatar, Jordan,
Egypt. Ministers from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Morocco and Iraq may also
attend, Erekat said.