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Where is the Arab League?

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Submitted by Stephanie Screamer (United States), Dec 31, 2008 at 15:22

Dr. Pipes:

Where does the Arab League stand in regards to the Israeli operation in Gaza? I don't think that any Arab country in its right mind wants to see a Hamas controlled state come into existence which would be nothing more then a staging point for intrusions into Israel, terrorist operations against Israeli citizens and the firing of even more deadly and longer range rockets. Yet they are Arabs themselves and probably cannot just willy nilly condemn Hamas without incurring the wrath of their own citizens.

Do you think that Israel will send ground forces into Gaza? ( I do and think they must) Will Syria and Lebanon be drawn into an even larger fight and will Egypt join in as well. What a mess. And why has President Elect Barack Obama been so quiet on this issue. Like it or not the problem is his to own come Jan 20th.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

So far as I know, the Arab League has been silent the first five days.

I cannot predict whether Jerusalem will decide on ground forces. We will know soon enough.

Obama is quiet because there is a president and he is not it.

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