September 2, 2005

THE RACE TO REWARD ISRAEL:

King Abdullah of Jordan to visit Israel (Associated Press, Sep. 1, 2005)

A senior Israeli official said Thursday that Jordan's King Abdullah II has agreed to visit Israel.

Israeli and Jordanian officials have been trying to arrange a visit, and the monarch has agreed in principle to come to Israel, but a date has not yet been finalized, the official said on condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the subject.

Abdullah could visit as early as next week, Maariv reported Thursday.


You'll recall that the Bush/Sharon unilateralism as regards Palestine was supposed to be a diplomatic disaster?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 2, 2005 10:28 AM
Comments

Ya think maybe they were all just waiting for an excuse to stop cutting off their noses to spite their faces? Is the unthinkable happening?? Could it be that Bush right???

Posted by: erp [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 2, 2005 10:37 AM

And so it is a disaster. What could be worse for the people who care about diplomatic niceties than for President Bush to turn out to be more capable than they are? And how will they demonize Israel if the Middle East shifts to normalized relations?

Of course, it will be argued that this kind of thing would have happened anyway, but much sooner except for Bush's policies.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at September 2, 2005 11:48 AM
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