Senators Call for Greater Arab Support of Peace Process

(October 2, 2007)

Seventy-seven Senators, including all of those running for president, signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, calling for greater Arab support of the MIddle East peace process. The letter was sent ahead of the international conference the U.S. is planning for November and stated that “The success of such a meeting, and ultimately the peace process itself, will depend on the cooperation we receive from the larger Arab world, particularly from those Arab states with close relations with the United States who have not yet signed agreements with Israel,” an apparent reference to Saudi Arabia.

The Senators also called on Arab states to “recognize Israel's right to exist and not use such recognition as a bargaining chip for future Israeli concessions” and to “pressure Hamas to recognize Israel, reject terror and accept prior agreements, and isolate Hamas until it takes such steps.”

Source: Jerusalem Post