Mr Blair seems very proud

Mr Blair seems very proud of his Middle East peace conference to discuss reforms of the Palestinian Authority, even if it has led to a rift between London and Jerusalem. Whilst any talks must be seen as useful, and the Israeli government is heavy-handed at best, it seems odd that the Israelis were not invited at all, not even to send an observer. Perhaps that is why Mr Sharon doesn’t view the conference as important enough to allow Palestinian delegates to travel and attend.