Netanyahu Backs "General Idea" behind Arab Peace Initiative

(Times of Israel) Raphael Ahren - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he welcomed the general idea behind the Arab Peace Initiative - a regional agreement between Israel and the moderate Arab states. The Arab Peace Initiative, originally proposed by Saudi Arabia in 2002, has many problematic aspects to it, the prime minister said, such as its call for an Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights and the return of Palestinians refuges to Israel. "This initiative is 13 years old, and the situation in the Middle East has changed since it was first proposed. But the general idea - to try and reach understandings with leading Arab countries - is a good idea." Netanyahu has repeatedly stated that given Iran's nuclear and regional aspirations, the moderate Arab states and Israel have a common enemy and grounds for increased cooperation.

2015-05-29 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive