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The plastic summit

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Speaking at the Arab Summit, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, mistakenly called ballistic missiles, plastic missiles. It would have been more accurate to call the summit itself ‘plastic’ due its emptiness and worthlessness.

It was former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, who used the term ‘plastic’ to describe the 2002 Arab Peace plan – that was proposed by then Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz at the Arab summit at the time. The plan would have provided for the normalisation of Israel under condition of its withdrawal to the June 4th 1967 borders. However, despite its evident failure it has been re-proposed by the delegates to Dhahran.

The return of a failed plan speaks to a deeper truth in current Saudi-Israel relations. Despite the fact that Saudi........

© Middle East Monitor