Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Agence Global - Article

Tzipi Livni’s Historic Challenge

by Patrick Seale
...Must Arab leaders remain passive spectators of this grim drama? This is surely the time for the Arabs to muster every scrap of influence they have in Washington -- as well as their considerable financial muscle -- to make clear to the next American president that only a resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict will restore America’s credibility, protect it from renewed terrorist attack, spare the Middle East further wars, and guarantee Israel’s long-term security.

Vast Arab oil revenues have created a pole of economic dynamism and political weight in the Gulf and Saudi Arabia. These great assets need to be mobilized for peace at this critical hour. But will the Arabs act? Or must their timidity and internal quarrels reduce them to impotence?...

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