جديدة في الشرق الأوسط لاتفاقية
الأرض مقابل السلام
هل ستعطي دعوة ملك السعودية
لإنهاء الصراع زخماً جديداً
لعملية السلام في المنطقة؟
King Abdullah's bid to end the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict gather momentum?
other is the new secretary-general of the United
Nations, Ban Ki Moon.
last week's Arab League summit in
of the Israeli-Palestinian problem would do much to
create an environment for stability in the Arab world.
Many believe it would also greatly diminish the reason
for Arab extremists to continue their campaign of hatred
and terror against the
move for traction in the maneuvering to bring Israelis
and Palestinians together has gained new impetus
recently in largely Sunni Saudi Arabia.
has watched with concern as
reaction was remarkably mild, leading most observers to
believe that the king was addressing his remarks to an
Arab audience to gain credibility and leverage with it
while offering a quiet "wink, wink" to the US
that this is all part of Middle East politics.
the Saudis and other Arab leaders at the Arab League
summit now believe the ball is in the Israeli court.
While King Abdullah has sought with his criticism to put
a little distance between himself and the
onus is on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who
along with Mr. Ban has been racketing around the region
in what clearly is a new flurry of American activity to
move the peace process forward. First reaction from
the other hand, there are also many Israelis, tired of
warring with the Arabs, who would welcome a peace accord
which would guarantee
Olmert did say there were some "positive
elements" in the Abdullah proposal. And at a Sunday
press conference in
Ki Moon's efforts
Ban, who emerged from relative obscurity as a South
Korean diplomat to head the UN, has been a veritable
dervish of diplomacy in the
the Arab League summit, Ban promoted the Abdullah peace
proposal and urged the Israelis to "take a fresh
look at it."
the sidelines, he brokered a deal for a UN-African Union
may not be at hand, but diplomacy is vigorous.
Hughes, a former editor of the Monitor, is currently a
professor of communications at
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