Monday, January 13, 2003

Speech of Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah at Arab League meeting in Beirut March 2002
"It is clear in our minds, and in the minds of our brethren in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon, that the only acceptable objective of the peace process is the full Israeli withdrawal from all the occupied Arab territories, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with al-Quds al-Shareef (East Jerusalem) as its capital, and the return of refugees. Without moving towards this objective, the peace process is an exercise in futility and a play on words and a squandering of time which perpetuates the cycle of violence."

- the speech is a concise and eloquent statement of the Arab world's willingness to accept and implement the land for peace concept.

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