...and tread­ing water

Jerusalem Post - - COMMENT & FEATURES -

Many are the bizarre pro­pos­als made to pro­mote peace in our re­gion. Now we can add the Arab Peace Ini­tia­tive, spon­sored by Saudi Ara­bia. But Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu has spo­ken pos­i­tively about it (“In sur­prise move, PM says he’s ready to ne­go­ti­ate based on Saudi peace ini­tia­tive,” May 31).

Has no one no­ticed that many of the Arab coun­tries that would be in­volved in such a plan no longer ex­ist as fully func­tional en­ti­ties? We need only men­tion Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ye­men. In ad­di­tion, there are sev­eral more whose future ex­is­tence is in question.

We are once more get­ting ready to tread water while true peace re­mains an il­lu­sion.

SID­NEY HAN­DEL Tel Aviv

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