"We will not do anything that will divert from the seriousness of the occasion.
Shaking hands. To give an impression of something that is not there."
Arab consensus is off the hook. Expertly christened the Little Satan - all the ME's problems are from Israel. Al-Jazeera's commandant editor Ahmed Sheikh explains:
The Palestinian cause is central for Arab thinking. It’s because we always lose
to Israel. It gnaws at the people in the Middle East that such a small country
as Israel, with only about 7 million inhabitants, can defeat the Arab nation
with its 350 million. That hurts our collective ego. The Palestinian problem is
in the genes of every Arab. The West’s problem is that it does not understand
In many Arab states, the middle class is disappearing. The rich get richer and
the poor get still poorer. Look at the schools in Jordan, Egypt or Morocco: You
have up to 70 youngsters crammed together in a single classroom. How can a
teacher do his job in such circumstances? The public hospitals are also in a
hopeless condition. These are just examples. They show how hopeless the
situation is for us in the Middle East.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most important reasons why these
crises and problems continue to simmer. The day when Israel was founded created
the basis for our problems. The West should finally come to understand this.
The Annapolis Awakening may be the Great Satan's final confrontation with the casus belle for the Arab world's raison d'retarde'. The Saudi's very own Arab League proposal to officially recognize is the first step toward healing an entire region. Admitting failure, admitting Israel and admitting something quite revealing:
Annapolis shows that the Palestinians, Israelis or the Arab League have not reached an unbearable discomfort level.
Regardless of the papparazzi and P.R. sales - Anwar Sadat's trip to Israel wasn't a sign post on a Road Map. The peace deal cut between Jordan and Israel was never an agenda on any international conference. Israel, Jordan and Egypt needed peace.
The potential preachers paradise sharia satellite of Iran is too busy consolidating power in Gaza the old school way with AK's, masks and militias. Totally booked up plotting an especial reunification with the WB.
Israel's economy is off the hook. Honking and growing - making the Little Satan less likely to risk any changes in her client state's status.
The HAMAS has diplomatically backed itself into a very tight and dangerous corner.
Little Satan's elected leader laughs it off, enjoying the double entrappping tripple entendre' the Arab League and the HAMAS risable diplomatic agilities provide. And don't forget HRH Prince Faisal of Saud who made such an homage possible:
"I am happy he is here."