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The Arab League Disgrace in Darfur

8:43 PM, Oct 4, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2006/03/darfur_intimidation_... target=_blank>Hundreds of thousands of non-Arabs have been killed in Darfur, with more killed and displaced every day, and this is the cheap politics being played by Arab governments. From the Associated Press:

Maamoun Fandy of the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London said the Arab League is unlikely to push Khartoum on Washington's behalf unless the U.S. changes its policy toward Israel.

"Darfur is horrific, but also what is taking place in Palestine ... is horrific, so unless the menu includes movement on the Palestinian issue, the Arabs will not bite on that Darfur issue," said Fandy.