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Jordanian King Says US Pushing 57 State Peace Plan

The United States is promoting a peace plan for the Middle East involving a “57-state solution” in which the entire Muslim world would recognize Israel, Monday’s Times of London quoted Jordan’s King Abdullah as saying.

“We are offering a third of the world to meet them with open arms,” the king said. “The future is not the Jordan River or the Golan Heights or the Sinai, the future is Morocco in the Atlantic and Indonesia in the Pacific. That is the prize.” But he warned: “If we delay our peace negotiations, then there is going to be another conflict between Arabs or Muslims and Israel in the next 12-18 months.” The newspaper said the king had hatched the plan with President Barack Obama in Washington in April. Details are likely to be thrashed out in a series of diplomatic moves this month, including Obama’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington next week. “What we are talking about is not Israelis and Palestinians sitting at the table, but Israelis sitting with Palestinians, Israelis sitting with Syrians, Israelis sitting with Lebanese,” said the king. While Palestinians seek a state in their long-running conflict with Israel, Syria wants the return of the Golan Heights, seized by Israel in a

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1 response to Jordanian King Says US Pushing 57 State Peace Plan

  1. John said on May 15, 2009

    As a candidate, Obama famously mis-spoke and referred to campaigning in 57 states. All candidates make gaffes, and Obama doubtless knew that there are 50 states in the U.S.

    It makes you wonder, though, if this “57-state” peace plan involving muslim nations was on his mind at the time, though it had not yet been made public, thus explaining his misstatement.

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