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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More details about Obama's letters to Arab countries

On Tuesday, I reported that President Obama had sent letters to Arab countries seeking 'reciprocal gestures' toward Israel in return for a 'settlement freeze.' Here are a few more details about those letters.
On Monday the White House confirmed a report, which first appeared in a foreign policy blog by Laura Rozen on Sunday, that Obama had sent letters to a handful of Arab and Gulf states within the last two months seeking confidence-building measures toward Israel.

Among the countries that received these letters were Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

In addition, Obama sent a letter earlier this month to Morocco's King Muhammad VI asking him to "be a leader in bridging gaps between Israel and the Arab world."

Among the gestures that have been discussed are granting Israel overfly rights, the exchange of economic interest sections, and various cultural and educational exchanges.
Now there's getting some bang for your foreign aid buck. Not. And to think that Egypt and Jordan have 'peace treaties' with us....


At 7:54 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

All nice in theory but easily revocable. There's nothing of value in an Arab promise - nothing to justify revoking the rights of the Jewish people to their homeland.


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