NATO defence ministers will also meet counterparts from six Mediterranean Arab states and Israel on Friday for the first time. The long-scheduled meeting is due to focus on defence cooperation but officials said they would clearly also discuss the controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Could this long planned meeting lead to a moderate Arab bloc, with NATO and Israeli links, to counter-balance the out of control countries of Syria and Iran? That would be very welcome news. Would be even more welcome if some progress is made in regards to the Cartoon Jihad that continues to claim lives and bring countries to the brink of war.