At an event with figures from over 15 countries in the Arab world the Arab Initiative moved to reject the BDS movement that seeks to isolate Israel through economic means. Instead the initiative formed a group that has been termed the Arab Council for Regional Integration. While the group also will seek to tactile fundamentalist Islam and economic integration it is also seeking to re-initiate peace talks with Israel and the Palestinian territories. Further the Arab Initiative called for Jewish people to return to the Arab countries they left and to work towards reconciliation. The United States should provide diplomatic support for this new imitative as it has the possibility of providing a long lasting solution to one of the oldest conflicts in the Middle East, or at the very least providing progress towards that goal.

Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as leaders gathered to deliver a joint statement on Middle East Peace talks in the East Room of the White House in Washington September 1, 2010 (photo credit: REUTERS/JASON REED)

John F.