President Mubarak of Egypt made clear to Israel that the time for making decisions concerning peace is NOW, not tomorrow. At a meeting with Italian leader, Berlusconi, he urged the Israel government to reach out to Palestinian leaders and resolve the issue of a Palestinian state. If this is not accomplished, he warned: “then, we’ll see terrorism increase and spread throughout the world.” Obama’s representative, George Mitchell, has been running around the Middle East in a desperate effort to obtain some solution. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has hedged and dodged, uttered a curious comment by saying his government “is prepared to do things that are not simpler, that are difficult.”
For over fifty years Israel has been complaining that no Arab nation is willing to discuss peace. They are now present. Israel, do something.