Inside the Middle East
August 8, 2009
Posted: 1639 GMT

According to Arab News, the first official society to care for patients living with HIV/AIDS in Saudi Arabia was launched this week; a notable development in the Kingdom where the presence of the disease wasn't admitted only a few years ago.

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Alan   August 8th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

I see that CNN did not report that the "The sixth Fatah General Assembly" decreed on Saturday that the return of both east and west Jerusalem to Palestinian control was a "red line" which was non-negotiable, and would need to be fulfilled before any peace talks with Israel could renew. (this is a declaration of war!)

I wonder if Obama, Clinton, or Mitchell will tell Fatah that these statements are "provocative" and "not productive." Seems to be a serious stumbling block in the "peace process." Don't hold your breath waiting for any slap on the wrist by our administration. They are too busy worrying about someone adding a bedroom to their home in Yesha.

Dennis Junior   August 10th, 2009 2:06 am ET

That is good news, that Saudi Arabia has opened its first Official AIDS Care society in the country.....

~Dennis Junior~

G.   August 10th, 2009 3:37 pm ET

AIDS is a big deal. We all know it. In some countries, it is denied and ignored. It's a pandemic. Surprise, we have a world recession at this time. I hope that younger people under 50, are careful and stop it from spreading. The deaths bother me, not the economics.

G.   August 10th, 2009 3:41 pm ET

Alan – I find it a little insulting, as a world person in general, to reduce world leaders into people who want bedrooms. Perhaps in some poor countries they happen. In the U.S. as a reg person, we have left over bedrooms when our kids go to college and have to figure out what to do with them. Space is not a problem. Perhaps we go into space too often, in general.

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