Arab League refuses to condemn Israel-UAE deal

The Arab League reiterated support for Palestinian statehood based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, but gave an unprecedented signal to Ramallah by refusing to condemn Israel’s normalization deal with the United Arab Emirates. The decision came during a video conference by the Foreign Ministers of the 22 member states. The League’s Assistant Secretary General … Read more

Arab League rejects U.S. Mideast Peace Plan

A wave of protests against the United States Peace Plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has swept the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel’s neighboring states. Israeli security forces managed to mitigate clashes that erupted at several flash points across West Bank. Several mass demonstrations were held in the Gaza Strip, where Islamists burned U.S. … Read more

Arab League condemns Washington, pledges to preserve UNRWA

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit announced that “Arab countries would not accept the dissolution of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, UNRWA.” The Arab League’s Secretary General claimed that while “the ultimate goal of U.S. policy is to undermine the legitimacy of UNRWA and the UN mandate granted to … Read more

Jordan to call on Arab League to support UNRWA

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi announced that the Hashemite Kingdom would lead a campaign to raise funds for UNRWA, to help it survive after Washington’s decision to slash its funding. In a meeting with the U.N. agency’s Chairman Pierre Kraehenbuehl, the Jordanian top diplomat warned that any shortage in funding will mean a lack of … Read more

EU and Arab League: Jerusalem must serve as a joint capital for Israel-Palestinians

EU Foreign Minister held a meeting with their Arab League counterparts at the European Union’s parliament in Brussels, during which they discussed international efforts to re-start a long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as well as the latest decision by Washington to relocate the United States embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Ahead of the … Read more

Arab League condemns President Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s advisor on diplomatic affairs, Majdi Khaldi, said that the PA chairman would not meet with US Vice President Mike Pence, who will visit the region later this month. Khaldi further asserted that the issue is far bigger than a meeting because Washington “has crossed all red lines with its latest decisions … Read more

Arab league to normalize relations with Israel if ‘two-state solution’ materializes

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit reaffirmed the commitment of Arab leaders to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, while calling for a new round of peace talks based on the Arab Peace Initiative, initially introduced in 2002, which offers a normalization of relations between Israel and the Arab world in exchange … Read more

The Palestinian leadership to seek united front at Arab League summit in Jordan

Officials in Jerusalem are monitoring the fact that President Trump’s envoy, Jason Greenblatt, is unprecedentedly taking part in the conference of the Arab League, being held today in the Jordanian capital, Amman. The summit aims, among other regional issues, to establish a common Arab front to reaffirm their united commitment to a Palestinian state. The … Read more

The Arab League demands the Arab Peace Initiative to be the basis for Israeli-Palestinian peace

The Arab League held a meeting of its Foreign Ministers, during which they announced that the Arab peace initiative, that was first introduced by Saudi Arabia in 2002, must be used as the basis for a solution to the decades old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.  “We agree that the Palestinian issue is a … Read more