Egyptian Journalist Anis Mansour: Arafat Must Make Peace

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Anis Mansour, 79, one of the Arab world's most influential journalists who played a vital role in the peace negotiations with Israel during the tenure of President Sadat, has called on Arafat to follow Sadat's example and make peace with Israel. Writing in the Egyptian government daily al-Ahram, Mansour said: Sadat and Begin adopted a very simple principle - the honorable international custom of "anything is negotiable." You know more than anyone else how many opportunities the Palestinian people missed because of you. This is not my business, but it is your business and the business of your people, who sooner or later will call you to account. Your people are like the folk proverb that says, "He who cannot see the sun through the sieve is blind." This sieve is the Middle East and the events that have occurred in Kuwait and Iraq, in Sudan and in Libya.

2004-03-09 00:00:00

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