Saturday, May 12, 2007

Give the Arab Peace Initiative a Chance

Rafi Dajani sends this piece from the New York Times in which Lebanese PM Siniora promotes the Arab peace Initiative. The Arabs are really keen on this Saudi plan.

ALMOST a year has passed since Israel’s bombardment of Lebanon, time enough to draw lessons from the conflict and reflect on its consequences.

Last week, Israel’s Winograd Commission published an interim report scrutinizing Israel’s conduct during what it called the country’s most recent military “campaign.” But the report failed to draw the most essential lesson from the July war and the wars that preceded it: military action does not give the people of Israel security. On the contrary, it compromises it. The only way for the people of Israel and the Arab world to achieve stability and security is through a comprehensive peace settlement to the overarching Arab-Israeli conflict.


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