Israeli President Shimon Peres has praised the king of Saudi Arabia for his Middle East peace initiative.Submitted by truth supporter on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 12:05
Interesting developments here, reported by BBC
"UN Secretary-General, the outgoing US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown are among the world leaders attending the conference.
The event has been criticised by human rights groups who say it gives a platform to Saudi Arabia, which practices the strict Wahabi branch of Islam and allows no other form of public worship. Rights groups also strongly criticise the kingdom's general human right record.
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said President Bush believed "the king of Saudi Arabia has recognised that they have a long way to go and that he is trying to take some steps to get there".