Thursday, February 21, 2008
Saudi minister: Arab peace initiative will fail without Israeli response
"The olive branch put forward by the Arab nations in 2004, offering to negotiate an Israeli-Palestinian peace that both sides could agree upon, will soon fail if Israel continues to ignore it, said Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal on Wednesday......
Unfortunately, according to al-Faisal, Israel has failed to respond, and this may lead the Arab nations to re-think their position.
"We hope that Israel responds positively to our quest and efforts, to avoid desperation that would force us to review our options," said al-Faisal Wednesday in a speech he gave in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at a meeting of Latin American and Arab leaders....."