Does the Arab League really want peace? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Paul Henzen
    • 07.01.07 | 20:10 (IST)

    'The Arab League, which agreed in 2002 to grant Israel a security belt and a promise of normalization, in return for a withdrawal and the solution of the Palestinian problem, does not think anyone in Israel took it seriously'. Why should you take a peace offer seriously when it comes from countries which constantly spread anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist messages in their media and school books? How can you achieve 'normalisation' with Arab masses who are indoctrinated with hatred against the Jews and Israel? Even in Europe the Arab minorities receive these messages of hatred through their satellite tv channels and act upon it. What is a 'security belt' worth when it is made up of oppressive regimes? None of the Arab states has ever achieved 'normalisation' as far as democracy and human rights are concerned and they speak about 'peace'. Sounds like the Soviet 'peace' offers in the eighties...

    from the article: While Livni is polishing her wording
    First published 00:00 07.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 07.01.07
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