An Olive Branch or a Stick?

In an interview with TIME's Scott MacLeod, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal insists that the Arab League's peace initiative is the region's best hope

Q: Can Prime Minister Sharon bring Israel into peace negotiations?

A: What is he doing in Ramallah? His history is not a history of a peace-loving man. But I paraphrase Clemenceau: Peace is too important to leave to the politicians. If it is peace the Israelis want, it is there for the taking. All the past Israeli governments have been equivocating with us, making demands that are not tenable. If they want peace, then peace they will have if they return the territory. We know what kind of anxiety exists there. Their former Prime Minister, Mr. Rabin, said, "Enough is enough."...

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