A Regional Solution
to the Middle East
The Middle East
requires a regional solution. Prime Minister Sharon cannot
proceed from where Ehud Barak left off, as Robin Cook vainly
wishes, according to his statement on Radio 4. He can only
succeed by following a complete change of strategy.
Israel alone cannot
solve the Palestinian problem, which must be regarded as a
regional problem. All the Arab countries that waged successive
wars on Israel and emboldened Arafat in his latest stance
must contribute to a lasting settlement.
Fortunately, the new Bush administration appears to have accepted
The above letter
appeared in the London Jewish News and The Jewish Chronicle
in February 2001 and its contents are still pertinent.
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