Tuesday, June 5, 2007
An offer that cannot be refused
By Saeb Erekat
"On March 28, 2007, leaders of the Arab countries gathered in Riyadh and renewed their commitment to peace as a strategic choice: They reaffirmed their offer to Israel for a comprehensive and just peace, the "Arab Peace Initiative.".....
Whereas the Arab Peace Initiative offers a vision, a framework for negotiations and the support of the Arab countries, it is not a substitute for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on final-status issues. However, the Arab Peace Initiative's real significance lies in the fact that refugees and Jerusalem cannot be resolved without support from the Arab countries....."