Eldars op-ed it full of bizarre subtext. Eldar thinks that Israel is a huge country, which sets the tone in its dealings with a tiny world Muslim-Arab population. The reverse is true. So long as there are people in Sind and Java, who believe that the Jews have stolen their Jerusalem, and that war/murder is the answer, Israel will be forced to assume a strong defensive position. The Arab peace initiative was generally ignored at the time of its publication. There were several reasons for this, including, that it required the Palestinians to fall in line behind the ibn Saud, over Palestine. Today, Syria and Iran would also have to accept Saudi leadership on this matter. Not bloody likely.
Reformists are in the lead in Iranian parliamentary elections (dpa)
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