The London Times reports that "the Saudi Arabian government is emerging as a key player in talks to broker a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace agreement" and that "Olmert is believed to be considering a Saudi initiative, endorsed by the Arab League four years ago, as the basis for a peace settlement." This via Andrew Stuttaford who remarks "Good for the Saudis, good for Ehud Olmert."

I agree. My only question: Why isn't this in the American press? Seems like an important development. If Olmert's really "considering" this, the US government should encourage him to move forward.

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