Let’s look at the recent timeline of the news wires on the Saudi Arabian Peace Plan of 2002 which calls for
- In March 2007 JPost reported that, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that
was willing to make "sweeping, painful and tough concessions" to encourage dialogue with its enemies. Israel
Well, how about making the concession that land for peace peace-deals do not work and then immediately holding elections?
March 22, 2007Jerusalem Post citing AP spoke of the wanting the Saudi peace plan amended to fit with the Roadmap to Peace. USA
The Roadmap already being a peace plan which fails to guarantee protection of Jewish rights to their holy sites.
March 29, 2007Haaretz reported that Arab states unanimously approve Saudi peace initiative. October 19, 2008NY Daily News quoting AP Ehud Barak said that was considering the Saudi peace plan Israel October 23, 2008IsraelNationalNews.com Shimon Peres praised the spirit of the Saudi Plan
- November 12/13, 2008 BBC and JTA reported that Shimon Peres lauded and praised the Saudi plan The Saudi-led peace initiative is a "serious opening for real progress," Shimon Peres told a United Nations gathering.(JTA)
November 16, 2008JPost: 'Obama to endorse Arab Peace Plan'
Clearly, from a close read of all his statements on the matter, Peres intends that
The current Israeli government itself is leading President Elect Obama in this direction. This makes the statements by the current Israeli government insidious as it is an attempt to preempt the likely right leaning results of the impeding elections. A party placing its agenda before the best interests of the voters clearly loses it mandate. The Obama Administration should keep in mind that it is the current Resigned Prime Minister Olmert led government of
It is vital that before Obama’s Middle East Policy is solidly in place that a more rational alternative is presented by key leaders in the Israeli government opposition. The time has come for the Israeli Right to decide firmly on an alternative peace plan that protects