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    • Tosefta
    • 04.08.07 | 15:44 (IDT)

    Dear Arab nations, You have been invited by Bush to attend a so-called peace conference with Israel, under the sole sponsorship of the US. Think about it; the biggest failure in US diplomacy is going to sponsor a peace conference! Bush does "not do nuance" and hardly does diplomacy, he tends to think in terms of force and pressure, but at the same time he refrains from pressuring Israel. (Too much counter-pressure for such a move within the US.) There is an opportunity now to advance the peace process, but leaving it to Bush may spell failure, and perhaps war too. Instead of simply saying 'yes' to Bush, better impose your own conditions on participation. They will increase the probability of success: 1. The sponsor should not be Bush alone. As in the Madrid Conference which ultimately produced the Oslo Accords, insist on other nations joining, such as the Russians, Europeans, or the entire Quartet. 2. The basic framework should be the Saudi Plan. You know that any other plan is a waste of time. Let Israel talk with you first about its meaning, then accept or reject it. Rejection means no peace conference. 3. The Syrians want to participate and should be allowed to. Without Syria making peace, there will be another war. In any case, you know what Bush does not yet understand. Pulling Syria in means they cut their ties with Iran. This is what everybody at the conference table would want anyhow. 4. Get Hamas and Abbas to reconcile first. Without it, Hamas will be able to undermine the peace agreement or refuse to abide by it. Can only expect trouble.

    from the article: Deja vu
    First published 00:00 03.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 03.08.07
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