An Arab League committee on Syria will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday ahead of an international peace conference on ending the country’s civil war, the bloc’s deputy leader said on Sunday. The foreign ministers of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Oman, Qatar and Sudan would discuss a US-Russian push for a conference aimed at finding a [...]
On the surface, the Arab League’s improved peace initiative offers Israel everything it ever dreamed of — normal relations with an entire region that has long objected to the very existence of the Jewish state, and even the chance to keep some war-won land. But two weeks after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry persuaded [...]
As far as we can tell this next piece of footage, from Manchester United’s Premier League title celebrations last Sunday, was only broadcasted in the Arab world. In the fevered emotions after Sir Alex Ferguson spoke to the Old Trafford crowd to say his farewell, Javier Hernandez left it until the last moment to get [...]
Faced with a diplomatic impasse between Israel and the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas, John Kerry extracted from the Arab League an agreement to dust off a decade-old regional plan, the Arab Peace Initiative. The new Arab overture, like its antecedent, barely raised a flicker of interest from Israel. Show More Summary
The UN and Arab League's special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, “warmly welcomed” on Wednesday an agreement between Russia and the United States to convene international talks on Syria that will include both representatives of the Syrian government and opposition.
If Netanyahu seizes the moment to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians, thanks to the initiative put forward by the Qataris and the Arab League, there is a chance that after generations of bitter conflict, Israelis will finally live in peace and security.
Until last week the Arab world's position on Israeli borders was firm. Then Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Middle East and the Arab League reversed its stance on settlements, backing "land swaps" between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
As Israel strikes Syria from the air, Prime Minister Netanyahu is affirming that discussions about the Arab League’s proposal aren’t about so much about land swaps. The recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is more important. Of course, it helps that Israel already has a solid lock on the land it wants. Now it’s time to wrap up the Jewish state idea.
One way forward is to look again at what President Obama said in his recent speech in Jerusalem where he committed to support Israel while challenging Israelis to recognize and deal with Palestinian need for justice.
Last week an Arab League committee proposed a change in their 2002 peace initiative in which they promised to normalize relations with Israel following a...
Palestinian movement says revised plan opening up for land swaps is a concession other Arabs are not authorised to make.
Doesn't the land-swap business in the Middle East strike you as political corruption in the international market place? The Arab League presented its amended “Land Swaps for Israeli-Palestinian Peace” plan yesterday and presented it to the US administration in Washington D.C. Show More Summary
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday praised the Arab League’s recent announcement that it will accept “minor” land swaps between the Israelis and Palestinians as part of a wider peace agreement, saying that it discredits the view that “there is no one to talk to” for peace. “We can’t miss this opportunity to [...]
Secretary of State John Kerry has wrung a concession from the Arab League, which now says that some minor changes in the 1967 border between Israel and the Palestinians are acceptable, with small land swaps. This position would have been important if there were a peace process, since many Israeli settlements on the Palestinian West [...]
Qatari Prime Minister Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani, speaking on behalf of the Arab League, this week called for a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians based on Israel’s borders before the 1967 Six Day War. But for the first time, Al Thani said the Arab League would consider “comparable,” mutually agreed [...]
(JERUSALEM) — The Arab League‘s decision to sweeten its decade-old proposal offering comprehensive peace with Israel has placed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a bind and swiftly exposed fissures in his new government. Netanyahu’s...Show More Summary