Mahmoud Abbas Visits Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

[New Republic] Marty Peretz - PA leader Mahmoud Abbas, partner of the U.S. and Israel in peace processing, was in Khartoum on Wednesday for talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has a warrant out for his head on charges of genocide. This indictment by the International Criminal Court has never bothered any other leaders of the Arab world. So why should it perturb Abbas? Al-Bashir is a big player in the Arab world, mostly in the role Sudan has taken on in the transfer of weapons from Iran and Syria to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and Eritrea. Remember that Israel bombed a desert convoy in Sudan a few months ago - at the request of the United States.

2009-08-21 08:00:00

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