Much Ado About Old Arab League News

The Qatari foreign minister's declaration that the Arab League has embraced the principle of territorial exchanges within the framework of the Arab peace initiative is not new. The opening positions for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations were known 11 years ago, as they are today.

It seems that we Israelis love to be surprised, even when there's no reason to be. There's no other way of understanding the media festival this week over the Qatari foreign minister's remark that the Arab League has embraced the principle of territorial exchanges within the framework of the Arab peace initiative.