In a phone call with the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Nabil Elaraby, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi show concern on the deteriorating condition in Syria. They express the need for a unified international posture to stop the worsening humanitarian suffering and destruction done by both the Syrian Government and the opposition.
Saying that “right-wing extremists want a Jewish state under the banner of the Arab threat to the Land of the Israel”, the Cairo-based Arab League called the Israeli Arabs to vote in the Israeli elections. Moreover, the League also pointed out that the vote of Israeli Arabs who make up 20 percent of the Israeli population can stop the establishment of a right wing government that supports racist laws and ethic cleansing. According to the Arab League this 20 percent of the population can be part of a strong opposition in the Knesset. When Arabs voted for the Zionist parties in the past, they found out that they did not get anything in return, thus voters saw no point in voting for them and gaining political benefits from Zionist parties; whereas, the Arab parties showed little change and “people want change. The more market-oriented, the more choice, the better. Part of modern life is having choice” added professor Hillel Frisch of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University.
International business consulting firm in California, Frost and Sullivan, predicted that by 2020 the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held 25 GW of renewable energy. Frost and Sullivan also noted that the GCC’s possible renewable energy and smart grids will reduce the growing dependence on the regions important fossil fuel resources as well as support the GCC’s plans for future.