Jibes highlight Bush-Mubarak rift
20-May-2008 (2 comments)

It has emerged that US President George Bush and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt were studiously absent from each other's speeches at the World Economic Forum in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, as the BBC's Magdi Abdelhadi reports from Cairo.

The pre-conference photo session was cordial enough - but that is where the niceties ended.

Both leaders' speeches contained strong criticism of the other. And it appears neither wanted to be present as the other spoke.

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Letś assume further

by mehdi Mazloom (not verified) on

Lets assume that, part of their democratization, these Arab countries will also declare the acceptance of Israel as a sovereign country, free to choose it own destiny. Respect its laws and government - much like Israel would do to them.

Lets assume that, each of these countries will publicly condemn Hamas¨s violence against Israel. Where they will suppport the Pals only through peaceful negotiations.

Lets assume that, part of their effort to bring peace in the region, those countries where Palestinians are living in refugee camps, will be offered citizenship, with just and fair compensation for their lost of land and homes during 1948 war.

Lets assume, these arab countries will actively persuade Hamas to give up its pipe dream of killing all the Jews, and loot their land and properties. Rather accept the new paradigm and form their own STATES of Hamastan in Gaza & Fatahland in WB.

Next, Israel will be more then willing to accept the new peace initiative.



by cyrus- (not verified) on

Let's assume that all of the sudden the arab countries became completely democratic and allowed freedom of speech with all opposition political parties free to do what they want.
what would be the next issue to solve in the region ??
Let's assume this time that they would put pressure on Iran to follow suit and become another democratic society like them.
What next ?? Would Israel now soften her stance with regards to Palestinian situation or we will be seeing more of these non ending piece summits that former Israeli PM Shamir said that they could go on for another 100 years with Israel not giving an inch of land back to Palestinian ??