» 04/19/2007, 00.00
ISRAEL – ARAB LEAGUE
Israeli delegation to travel to Jordan to discuss Arab League peace plan
Arab League tasks Jordan and Egypt to convince Jewish State to accept its plan. It will ask the UN, US, EU and Russia to back its initiative. Israel confirms its interest in the plan, but rejects any diktat.
02/08/2007 MIDDLE EAST – UNITED STATES
Abbas meeting last for Rice in her Mideast tour to launch US peace initiative
US secretary of state offers PNA president US$ 80 million in aid to reform Palestinian security services, but also asks him to deepen dialogue with Israel. She discusses Iran containment and Iraq security with Egypt and Gulf states.
27/03/2007 SAUDI ARABIA – ARAB LEAGUE
Some positive moves from Riyadh summit for Israel, not for Lebanon
The Arab League summit opens tomorrow as acceptance for Saudi peace plan increases. UN secretary general is expected. Lebanon will be represented by two delegations, a remarkable sign of the country’s division. Iraq might announce new steps on the path of national reconciliation.
20/11/2007 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Abbas obtains the release of 441 Palestinians but no joint document from Olmert
Negotiations for a joint document to present at the Annapolis conference fails, attention now turns to the question of Arab nations and their level of participation. Arab League due to meet in Cairo Friday.
29/03/2007 MIDDLE EAST
Arab League re-launches Saudi initiative for peace with Israel
What happens after from Arabs accept Saudi proposal remains unclear. “Land for peace” is guiding principle. The Jewish state wants to negotiate contents; Arabs want it to accept the proposal as is before negotiations can start. Lebanon is left as “poor cousin” showing off its divisions.
02/05/2006 ISRAEL PALESTINE
Signs Olmert and Abbas might be ready to talk
According to Shimon Peres, Olmert might meet Abbas who is also ready to restart road map talks.
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