AL chief rejects Netanyahu’s offer to amend the Arab peace initiative

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi

Head of the Arab League, Nabil al-Arabi, rejected making any amendments to the Arab Peace Initiative adopted by the Arab League during the Beirut summit in 2002.

In a statement made to the Arab League on Saturday, Arabi said there are Israeli attempts to manipulate priorities, conditions, and commitments set out by the initiative to end the Israel-Palestine conflict and reach equitable, permanent, and comprehensive peace in the region.

The Arab League head said what is needed of the Paris conference is a decisive action plan and timetable to realize what the parties have agreed upon, rather than managing the conflict through another useless round of negotiations.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed on Monday his interest in resuming the peace process in the Middle East but proposed to make amendments to the Arab Peace Initiative.

“The Arab Initiative also has some very, very positive elements that enable a serious dialogue with all our neighbors in the region. We are willing to negotiate with the Arab states revisions to that initiative so that it reflects the dramatic changes in the region since 2002, but maintains the agreed goal of two states for two peoples,” Netanyahu was quoted as saying by the Israeli media.

Both Egypt and Saudi Arabia, who proposed the initiative, turned down Netanyahu suggestion.


Egypt Independent



42 responses to “AL chief rejects Netanyahu’s offer to amend the Arab peace initiative”

  1. “AL chief rejects Netanyahu’s offer to amend the Arab peace initiative”
    Really? Huge surprise! Well, that figures: the Arab League is so busy resolving the minor issue of Arabs hating and killing other Arabs all over the Arab world that it has no time for discussing any silly “amendments”. One must stay firm!!

    1. Omega Avatar

      You seem to have missed it but Satanyahoo also rejected Peace talks while in Paris recently.

      As for Arabs killing Arabs, drop the propaganda.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        He wants to forget Persians are involved … :-)))

        1. Omega Avatar

          Talking about Satanyahoo and the Persians …

          -> In 1992 to the US Congress, Netanyahu claimed Iran was “three to five years” away from a nuke.

          -> In his book (1995), again he claimed Iran was “three to five years” away.

          -> He then proceeds to make the same false claims for the next decade, but then gets distracted with making false claims about Iraq – consequently had the USA attack Iraq, illegally.

          -> Bogus advice to our Congress from Netanyahu, 2002

          -> Then in 2009 he picks back up with Iran. To a congressional delegation, he once again claimed “probably one or two years” away.

          -> That same year in 2009, “Iran has the capability now to make one bomb.”

          -> Early in 2012 it was “a few months away” again.

          -> Later in 2012, he drew a cartoon bomb at the UN.

          -> American Intelligence agencies and Mossad’s own intelligence reports indicate there was never ever any evidence to support any of these claims.

          -> Over 20 years of the same bogus lies, and still the morons eat it up like trickle down.

      2. Rudy1947 Avatar

        Good morning Rip. Welcome to the 21st Century. May I direct your sleepiness to the situation in Syria and Iraq.

        1. Omega Avatar

          Situation as in …

          – The USA lying and illegally invading Iraq?

          – The USA illegally attacking/invading Lybia to then arm terrorists in Syria with Libyan arms (Benghazi SNAFU)?

          1. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Situation as in various Arab groups fighting each other for control of various Arab countries. Did you miss that?

          2. Omega Avatar

            Did such situation exist prior to Saddam and Qaddafi were in power?

          3. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Yes, it’s just that Saddam and Qadaffi always cleaned up after themselves.

          4. Omega Avatar

            It was not the same. Saddam and Qaddafi kept what become Daesh in check.

            Getting rid of Saddam and Gaddafi was wanted to do precisely that: unleash the savages.

          5. Rudy1947 Avatar

            And now the Arabs are fighting among themselves determining the Balkanization of their ancient ways.

          6. Omega Avatar

            On the surface, it looks that way, yes.

          7. The moron evidently never heard of Qassim and his glorious 1958 Revolution. Not to mention this same Qassim’s execution on live TV 5 years later. All the work of the CIA and the Mossad, goes without saying. And of course, the Lebanese civil war never happened in his book. 🙂

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Revisioning something others agreed with is a favourite from the book ‘Animal Farm’.

      1. Who agreed with what? Netanyahu with Elaraby? They never agreed, and they never will. Shake off the senility, mate. “Animal Farm” my ass.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          in 2002, IT SAYS Arabs agreed to their ‘initiative’.
          Now Netty wants to make “revisions to that initiative” … IT SAYS.
          Do you read more than headlines??

          Animal Farm noted ‘methodolgy’ very well, far as I’m concerned … and is why it was Required Reading in the schools.

          1. Are you claiming that Ne- (or in the parlance of our friend Omega here, Sa-)tanyahu is bound by the decisions of the Arab League or by their exact wording? That’s rich. 🙂

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Now you put words into other mouths again. Where did I say either thing?

          3. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Perhaps Y K read Animal Farm and was referring to YOUR reference of Animal Farm.

          4. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Then, Rudy, I will recommend another book of philosophy, made simple and entertaining enough for the average citizen to read, to explain a thought – although it’s longer.
            ‘Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance.’

          5. This one’s not bad. You see, I can freely give credit where credit’s due. 🙂

          6. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Ok. Then let’s take one word from the above in a part of one quote.
            “to realize what the parties have agreed upon”
            In English usage, ‘realize’ has two approaches of/in it’s meaning. (and without writing all the dictionary words in here …)
            1. Awareness, Perception, Discernment
            2. Accomplish, Achieve, Made Real.
            If we suppose that all the yack, yack it took to simply get to the 2002 ‘initiative’ was the lead-up to it, then the first meaning applies at that time – they became aware of the need. And wrote the ‘initiative’.
            SO, since 2002, al-Arabi has noted that they have yet to get to the second meaning, and to have accomplished (realized) what they set out to do, since it takes a very long time to change perceptions in a whole population. Everything happens bit-by-bit.
            NOW, to come along and start meddling with an initiative when not all of it has been accomplished, will tend to throw confusion into the precepts of the initiative and begin to obviscate the intitial desires to ‘realize’ an achievement by it.
            Which is what al-Arabi means.
            If Netanyahu wants to come up with some ‘new’ and ‘more wonderful’ thing, then let him design a separate ‘concept and initiative’ – perhaps incorporating the parts of the 2002 initiative which are working so far – and call it something else to be promoted for the next 30 years in trying to change the minds of ‘the great unwashed’.
            Don’t muck around in someone else’s yard while they are working in it.

          7. Rudy1947 Avatar

            From my experience any Zen is felt by the riders or designers of motorcycles since repair is more mechanical than art.

          8. I admit that I never actually read “Animal Farm”, although it goes without saying that I know what it’s about. It always seemed too didactic to me, and I guess on some subconscious level I’ve always feared that after “1984” – of which I’m still in awe – this fairly simple fable would be a letdown. Maybe I was wrong.
            Not that any of this gives more sense to Mr. 5th’s comment.

          9. Believe me, my friend, putting anything into your mouth is the last thing I want (don’t they have qualified nurses for that where you live)? 🙂
            Merely trying to figure out the precise meaning of your habitually obtuse comment – directed at me. Seems like I failed. Again. 🙂

    3. man-o-war Avatar

      “no time for discussing any silly “amendments””, do you know what the amendments involve? If you don’t, how can you trivialize them as being “silly”.

      Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen are essentially fighting civil wars. Do you know what that means? It means that Arabs will be fighting Arabs. Is that really a huge surprise?

      1. If you took some time to think, you might have written something more relevant to the actual subject matter of this thread. But there’s always hope.

  2. By the way, Happy Naksa Day, everybody! Strange that Ya Libnan chose to ignore it. 🙂

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Never heard of it.

      1. So you’re not coming to the costume party? Good I didn’t send that invitation after all :-).

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Just as well. A naked old body in a mask might upset some unaware palates.

          1. Everybody’s keeping his pants on at that party, buddy, no need to get ideas. Unless you’re the one impersonating Nasser, of course. Or Salah Jadid. 😉

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Ohhh … you meant a ‘fashion party’. Each to his own, I guess. :-)))))

          3. Golyat Avatar

            Kees ommak!

          4. Sorry to disappoint you, mate. Next time you’ll get to play “Field Marshal” Amer. 🙂

          5. Golyat Avatar

            Oh so you are a Wahhabi. Interesting!

          6. If you define as “Wahhabi” everbody who believes Nasser and his cronies were first-grade morons (not to mention pathetic losers), then I’m guilty as charged! 🙂

    2. Golyat Avatar

      LF are a f@gs.

      1. Did they join the celebrations? Sorry I missed it.

  3. man-o-war Avatar

    Pretty much supports what I said on another article. The Israelis are playing games to bide more time while they continue changing the facts on the ground.

    “We are willing to negotiate with the Arab states revisions to that initiative so that it reflects the dramatic changes in the region since 2002”, this is really funny. They now want the Arabs to accept the “dramatic changes” that they have been working so hard to implement since 2002. These “changes” will be rejected and Israel will paint it as the Arabs being unwilling to compromise and not wanting peace. The talks will fail and more “peace talks” will be resumed while the Israelis continue trying to implement “dramatic changes”.

    After this fails they will announce 1,000 new homes being built in another illegal settlement.

    Nutanyahoo has been pretty clear that he believes only direct negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis can lead to a lasting solution. So….what is this charade about?

  4. Vlad Pufagtinenko Avatar
    Vlad Pufagtinenko

    Egypt and Saudi Arabia, two pillars of peace…….Give me an f n break.

  5. Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel Avatar
    Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    As long as it calls for total withdrawal from East Jerusalem and the unlimited right for all Arab-Palestinians to move to Israel, it’s useless.

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