Hey, it’s Tony Blair! Remember him? The former British PM now bears the somewhat unlikely title of special peace envoy to the Middle East, and he’s getting down to business on a project having to do with lists, supplies and Israeli-Palestinian relations. The list Blair wants is actually one that would specify which supplies aren’t allowed into Gaza, whereas now Israel works off a list of things that can pass through. Got it? –KA

AFP via Google:

Former British prime minister Blair, who represents a diplomatic quartet of the EU, United States, UN and Russia, said he hopes Israel will finalise a list of products banned from Gaza when he visits the region in the next few days.

Blair has proposed to replace the current regime whereby Israel enforces a list specifying what products Gazans can import with a new list that only details banned products including certain building materials.

“I hope very strongly… that within the next few days we will be in a position where there is such a finalised list,” Blair told a news conference after a meeting on aid to Palestinians at the French foreign ministry.

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