No wonder that Israel will honour Tony Blair. What has he done to challenge Israelis policy in words of wishing to negotiate peace, while de facto continue settlements and drag out the processs. Economic cooperation has to be accompanied by a serious political process of approachment in order to be meaningful. The Quartet has failed so far completely to make itself heard. And to be serious, Israel has to start thinking about how to tear down its walls and end her occupation. Then economic cooperation will florish and extremism will have a hard time.
Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says Iran deal lowers near-term atomic arms risk (Reuters)
from the article: Quartet envoy Blair: Rationality can prevail, even in the Middle East