From news article:
Pakistan will take along Arab friends to recognise Israel.
This is indeed laudable an aim.
Notwithstanding, what is worth note is that Pakistan has put a rider - She will NOT recognise Israel unless Isreal restores FULL RIGHTS to Palestine.
The question is what is "full rights"?
Does it mean status quo as when the Jews were coming to Palestine after WW II? I presume the Palestinians do have "full rights" in the area that is with the Palestinian Authority. Or don't they have it?
This "full rights" requires clarification.
Indeed, the news reports that have emerged after Musharraf's "bold" step of talking to the Jews in NY, does carry the suggestion that Israel is scrambling to get recognised by Pakistan. The only dissenting note is the comment and analysis of the President of the Zionist Organisation.
Is Isreal really scrambling to be recognised by Pakistan and is willing to concede to the Pakistani demand of whatever "full rights" means? One wonders.
The million dollar issue is whether the Arabs will be ready to join the bandwagon or is it a merely an exercise to please Bush as also indicate how moderate an Islamic country is Pakistan.
If the Arabs were serious about genuinely recognising Israel, then they would have done it otherwise or would they not have and instead they require a third Party nudge?
Notwithstanding, I am sure that Pakistan apparently is the vehicle that will take the issue to the end of the tunnel and finally the light shall dawn.
If it were not so, then Bush would not have entrusted Pakistan with the task which Camp David and Oslo failed to achieve!
The news is Pak.