Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Peace Prospects after the Fatah Congress

By Patrick Seale, Agence Global, Aug 17, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama is widely expected to announce his peace plan for the Middle East this coming month. He is convinced that America’s national interests — and Israel’s long-term security — demand a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace settlement, including the end of Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians on the basis of a two-state solution.

Obama’s determination creates a unique opportunity which Arabs and Israelis should seize with both hands if they are to resolve an obdurate conflict which has brought them nothing but pain.

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