Monday, April 16, 2007

Israel and Syria 35 minutes away from peace?

Well according to Bill Clinton in an interview with the London based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper. Regrettably their website does not yet carry the interview, but Ha'aretz carries a report here.

Apparently peace could be close bar the influence of Iran. Well, they were close in 1998, the reality was a few hundred yards of shoreline on the Sea of Galilee.

However what I found interesting in the Ha'aretz report was Bill Clinton's take on why the Israeli Palestinian peace process got nowhere. According to Clinton Yassir Arafat trusted Yitzak Rabin, and his assassination caused the problems.

I look forward to reading the interview when it is online.

Update 13:28

Anthony has very kindly posted a link to the story in the comments.

the Interview is fairly brief but interesting. You can find it here.


Anthony said...

The story is now online at

Benedict White said...

Many thanks Anthony, I have also updated the article with a link.