Put It Back In The Drawer

The Saudi peace plan is just smoke and mirrors--and brilliant p.r.

Eight years ago on the White House lawn, the P.L.O. signed the Oslo accords, pledging peace, nonviolence and a negotiated settlement of differences with Israel. Seventeen months ago, the Palestinians tore up Oslo and began the savage guerrilla war now convulsing the Middle East.

Not to worry. Yet another pledge of peace is being dangled. This time it is the Saudi "peace plan." Crown Prince Abdullah tells the New York Times that he has a speech in his desk drawer promising normalization with Israel if it returns to its 1967 borders. He would love to give the speech, he avers, but...

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