Saturday, July 15, 2006

Maybe Cooler Heads Can Prevail With Israel

Israel's pushing it. They've now upset the only neighbors who've signed peace treaties with them. May they listen to these neighbors who want to diffuse the current hostile conflicts.

Nearly 5,000 people gathered near Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque, chanting anti-Israel slogans and carrying banners that read "No to Israel" and "Hey Arab leaders, you should be united."

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, met Jordan's King Abdullah II nearby to discuss the situation.

They issued a joint statement demanding "an immediate halt on attacking civilians and vital infrastructure," saying such attacks breached international humanitarian conventions, and called for restraint on all sides.

Egypt and Jordan are the only countries in the region to have signed peace treaties with Israel.

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