Peace failure to affect all - Jordan King
Jordan: Jordan King Abdullah II warned that Palestinians,
Israelis, the Middle East and the whole world will pay a high price if
the regional peace process fails, Government Hashemite sources said on
Official media and spokesmen of the Royal House publicly spread a
recorded message by the Monarch, addressed to the people attending the
gala meal of the first national conference of the new J-Street
Pro-Jewish Lobby, held in Washington on Wednesday night.
The cost of the failure will be too high for everyone and for the US
national interest, said Abdulah II to around 1,500 participants in the
Forum, self-defined as of peaceful profile, and also tackled the
situation in Gaza and the West Bank.
He also emphasized the Arab-Muslim states want to boost the process,
and recalled that the Arab Peace Initiative (PAI) offered guidelines for
a new future, in which Arabs and Israelis can live in peace. The PAI,
said the Hashemite sovereign, seeks lasting peace through a global
agrement that would include the Palestinians’ right to freedom and to
have a State, and guarantee Israel’s security and its acceptance in the
The initiative does not only entail a solution for two States, but
also regional peace, and is about Israel having normal relations with
all the Arab and Muslim States, because there are 57 States that still
do not recognize it, said Abdulah II, whose country has maintained
relations with Israel since 1994. The King also said there is an
opportunity to make progress in that regard and that a great majority of
Israelis and Palestinians, as well as the international community,
support the two-State solution and a negotiated agreement.
He insisted that “what we need is to get involved in serious
negotiations that allow us reaching the end of the game,” he demanded.
Amman, Prensa Latina