Middle East Economic Survey


No 20


Political Comment (18 May 2009)

King 'Abd Allah of Jordan has described the current US-led peace drive as a 57-state solution involving the entire Arab and Muslim worlds. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is casting himself as the leader of a coalition of regional "moderates" opposed to Iran. Iran has freed a US journalist convicted of espionage.

King 'Abd Allah's 57-State Solution

As the Americans' drive to resuscitate the peace process...