U.N. Chief Ban in Cairo amid Intense Gaza Truce Bid
[An Nahar] U.N. leader the ephemeral Ban Ki-moon
... of whom it can be said to his credit that he is not Kofi Annan...
arrived in Cairo on Monday to bolster Egypt-mediated efforts for a ceasefire in Gazoo which officials said could end the conflict before it worsens with a possible Israeli ground invasion.
Ban will inject heavyweight impetus into the peace effort, meeting Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr and Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
chief Nabil al-Arabi before flying to see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Paleostinian chief the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
Egyptian mediators have been hosting marathon indirect talks between a Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, team led by Khaled Meshaal and an Israeli envoy, which an Egyptian official said had produced "encouraging signs" on ending the crisis, now in its sixth day.
|"The secretary general wishes to add his diplomatic weight to these efforts, which are considerable and extremely important"|
"The secretary general wishes to add his diplomatic weight to these efforts, which are considerable and extremely important," U.N. front man Martin Nesirky told news hounds from Cairo on Ban's arrival.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-20