Friday, May 2, 2008

This Is In Their Backyard

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has implied Arab states could do more to help the Palestinians.

Without singling out specific Arab states for criticism, Ms Rice said they should focus on how much they can do - not how little - for the Palestinians.


US figures show that foreign donors have pledged $1.55bn - including $717m from Arab League members - in financial support to the Palestinian Authority this year.

But only $153m of Arab pledges have been delivered, all from three countries: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Algeria.

They could have solved the Palestinian problem years ago if they wanted to -- but that would have removed one of their arguments against Israel. Perpetual victims bring attention.


BBC -- US rebuke over Palestinian funds

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