"The time to take action in the Middle East is now," was the resounding message of Jordanian King Abdullah II's speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday. "If we're not too late, the two state solution will only last as long as [US President Barack] Obama's term," he asserted.
The Palestinians must be granted their right to their own future, Abdullah said, as he called upon the international community to "end this conflict once and for all.""For decades, Jordan has taken risks for peace, because the risk of continued conflict is much worse," he stressed. Following this week's elections in Israel, he said that peace and security must be the deepest wish of all Israelis.