Jordanian King: I Will Lead Arab World to Accord with Israel--After U.S. Produces Israeli Concessions-or War Will Ensue
3:15 PM, May 11, 2009 • By RACHEL ABRAMS
In an interview with TimesOnline on the eve of Bibi Netanyahu's visit to the U.S., Abdullah declares he will act as the peace broker between the Arab states and "Fortress Israel," as he calls it, as long as U.S. pressure forces Israel to agree to the terms of the Arab "peace" proposal: full normalization with the Arabs and the Muslim world beyond in exchange for a complete withdrawal from all the territory recaptured (he would call it "conquered") during the Six-Day War, including East Jerusalem; creation of a Palestinian state (reaching a final status by sailing over the steps in between, in other words); and a "just solution" to the Palestinian refugee issue (or the "right of return"):
A third of the world with open arms is a hell of an offer for a girl like Israel, King Abdullah. Especially when the alternative is war. But can you deliver? Remember Doha? Where just a couple of months ago 17 Arab nations-minus the boycotting Egypt-met and agreed on . . . supporting the slaughterer Omar Bashir of Sudan?
Charles Krauthammer says
I would add they have another state, and it's called Jordan, though the king of Jordan pÃ¨re did his utmost to rid himself of this troublesome people in September 1970.