Blair: Normalization Steps, Plus Arab Initiative Could Bring ‘Peace’

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The Jerusalem Post reports: Regional normalization steps, alongside a regional peace process based on the Saudi initiative, could bring about the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, former Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair said in London.

“This gives us a better opportunity to resolve this issue than anything else since the creation of the State of Israel,” said Blair at an event hosted by Prospect Magazine on Tuesday.

He promoted the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, which offered Israel normalized relations with the Arab world in exchange for a withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines and a resolution of the Palestinian refugee issue.

“Israel will always seek peace.”