For Skeptical Israelis: Listen to Saudi Prince Turki

Jan 28, 2008 Published under Middle East, Mideast Negotiations, OneVoice Movement

For my Jewish and Israeli friends who doubt the sincerity of Arab leaders to achieve a peace agreement and normalize relations with Israel if Israel enables the creation of a Palestinian state, please take a look at the comments from Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, former Ambassador to the US and former head of Saudi Intelligence.  A friend of the OneVoice Movement with whom I have had several discussions, Prince Turki does not mince words and (like the Middle East) he himself has evolved enormously since appointed as founding representative of the WEF’s C-100 Council of Western and Islamic Leaders.

Some excerpts below (full article here):

"The Arab world, by the Arab peace initiative, has crossed the Rubicon from hostility towards Israel to peace with Israel and has extended the hand of peace to Israel, and we await the Israelis picking up our hand and joining us in what inevitably will be beneficial for Israel and for the Arab world."

"One can imagine not just economic, political and diplomatic relations between Arabs and Israelis but also issues of education, scientific research, combating mutual threats to the inhabitants of this vast geographic area."

"Exchange visits by people of both Israel and the rest of the Arab countries would take place."

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