Friday, March 09, 2007

Jordan’s King Seeks Greater U.S. Role

Rafi Dajani of ATFP sent this. Jordan is moving forward - inetresting in the context of the "Mini Quartet" currently being proposed by Japan to include Japan, Israel, Palestine and Jordan"

WASHINGTON, March 7 — King Abdullah II of Jordan made a passionate appeal on Wednesday for the United States to take the lead in pursuing Arab-Israeli peace, telling Congress that without progress on that issue, none of the Middle East’s other problems would be solved.
“Sixty years of Palestinian dispossession — 40 under occupation — a stop-and-go-peace process, all this has left a bitter legacy of disappointment and despair on all sides,” he said in a speech before a joint meeting of Congress.

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