If Netanyahu is really serious, let him pull the Arab initiative out of the trash bin where he unceremoniously tossed it, and give it a closer look.
Arab peace initiative
The editorial in the Saudi Gazette cites the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's address to the Knesset in the course of a visit that paved the way for a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
Analysis At UN, Netanyahu's Gimmicks Have Run Out, His Passion Gone and Even Iran Isn't What It Used to Be
Ahead of his sixth UN address, Netanyahu promised no surprises. He kept to his word and even disappointed with a speech full of worn-out arguments. At least in the past there was some cartoon or witty pun to go with it.
The Israeli prime minister yet again demonstrated his skills as an orator: He lectured Abbas, scolded the UN, pulled another PR stunt, and even drew some applause.
Anwar Eshki says trip, which attracted widespread criticism in Arab world, wasn’t coordinated with Saudi royal family.
During the highly unusual trip, retired Saudi General Anwar Eshki also met with a group of Knesset members to encourage dialogue in Israel on the Arab Peace Initiative.
Sameh Shoukry’s rare trip could be the start of a diplomatic breakthrough between Israel and Arab states, but it could also prove to be a one-time event.
Senior Western diplomats and Palestinian officials tell Haaretz that Cairo talks would focus on deescalating tensions, with Jordanian and Egyptian officials in attendance.
Egypt FM to Netanyahu: Situation on Ground in Constant Deterioration, Confidence-building Measures Needed
Prime minister tells Sameh Shoukry that he welcomes Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi's initiative to renew the peace process.
Indeed, it's hard to understand how advancing the settlement enterprise in isolated areas of the West Bank accords with advancing a two-state solution.