After the Palestinians have trampled upon every agreement they have ever signed, and have boasted about doing so before Arabic-speaking audiences, Mubarak has the breathtaking chutzpah to demand Israeli concessions and pretend that the Israelis are the intransigent party. But of course, this is what gets results, again and again.
“Mideast: Arabs want Israeli concessions, says Mubarak,” from AKI, August 17 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Washington, 17 August (AKI) – Arab states will not normalise ties with Israel until a formal peace deal is signed with the Palestinians, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak said on Monday. In an interview with the Egyptian daily Ah-Ahram, Mubarak said the experience of 1991’s Madrid peace conference had discouraged Arab states from further normalising ties without reciprocal gestures from Israel.
The interview was cited by the Palestinian news service, Maan, as Mubarak was due to arrive in Washington on Monday.
Mubarak was slated to meet key US government officials, including secretary of state Hillary Clinton, before his first White House visit in five years….