Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, speaks via video link to the founding conference of the Arab Council For Regional Integration, at a hotel in London, Nov 20, 2019. The group has brought together Arab journalists, artists, politicians, diplomats, Quranic scholars and others who share a view that isolating and demonising Israel has cost Arab nations billions in trade. The New York Times

Arab thinkers against Israel boycotts

They are pushing to engage with Israel on the theory that it would aid their societies and further the Palestinian cause