Israeli flags flew inside a cluster of Jordanian, Egyptian and Palestinian flags on the route from the Sharm e-Sheikh airport to the resort hotel where the four-way summit was being held Tuesday morning, already a marked improvement from the last time Israeli and Palestinian leaders met here in 2000. At the ill-fated summit in 2000, Jordanian, Egyptian, Palestinian and American flags flew, but the Israeli banner was nowhere to be seen. The Israeli flag was also noticeably absent from the streets of Aqaba during the summit there in June 2003. Yigal Palmor, one of a handful of Israeli spokesmen who traveled to the meeting to present Israel's position to the mass of journalists who converged on the scene, said that the very fact that the Israeli flag is flying already indicates a change of attitude toward the Israelis.
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
ANOTHER NEW SIGN OF HOPE
Herb Keinon of the JPOST points out this:
A two-state solution is predicated on Arab acceptance of the state of Israel (followed by the Palestinian Arabs behaving as a transparently responsible democratic state).
This symbolic touch signals that part in - acceptance - is becoming a reality. Now if the Arabs could get the neojihadists in Hamas and Hizb'allah and PFPL and DFLP and alAksa (et al!) to recognize Israel we could really be on the verge of something wonderful. It's a great article; RTWT.
AND WELCOME ROGER SIMON READERS. Please check out a few other recent posts.
Posted by Reliapundit at 10:31 AM