Skip to comments.Palestine quits Arab League role in protest over Israel deals
Posted on 09/22/2020 11:50:55 AM PDT by SJackson
'There is no honour in seeing Arabs rush towards normalisation during its presidency,' Maliki said [File: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters]
Palestine was meant to chair Arab League meetings for next six months, but FM Riyad al-Maliki has declined the position.
Palestine has quit its current chairmanship of Arab League meetings, the Palestinian foreign minister said on Tuesday, condemning as dishonourable any Arab agreement to establish formal ties with Israel.
Palestinians see the deals that the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed with Israel in Washington a week ago as a betrayal of their cause and a blow to their quest for an independent state in Israeli-occupied territory.
Earlier this month, the Palestinians failed to persuade the Arab League to condemn nations breaking ranks and normalising relations with Israel.
Palestine was supposed to chair Arab League meetings for the next six months, but Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told a news conference in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah that it no longer wanted the position.
"Palestine has decided to concede its right to chair the League's council [of foreign ministers] at its current session. There is no honour in seeing Arabs rush towards normalisation during its presidency," Maliki said.
In his remarks, he did not specifically name the UAE and Bahrain, Gulf Arab countries that share with Israel concern over Iran. He said Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit had been informed of the Palestinian decision.
The Palestinian leadership wants an independent state based on the de facto borders before the 1967 war, in which Israel occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and annexed East Jerusalem.
Arab countries have long called for Israel's withdrawal from illegally occupied land, a just solution for Palestinian refugees and a settlement that leads to the establishment of a viable, independent Palestinian state, in exchange for establishing ties with it.
In a new move addressing internal Palestinian divisions, officials from West Bank-based President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction and the Gaza-based Hamas movement were due to hold reconciliation talks in Turkey on Tuesday.
Hamas seized the Gaza Strip in 2007 from Fatah forces during a brief round of fighting. Differences over power-sharing have delayed implementation of unity deals agreed since then.
Just Arabs, Jordanians and Egyptians. But a great many South Syrians, which are Syrian Arabs. Syrians who came to work, after the SykesPicot Agreement in 1920 France took over administration of Syria, created a new state, Syria and refused to let the Syrians who worked in Palestine, the future Jewish State, return. Thus South Syrians.
There is no Palestine. Let the terrorist murder gangs rot.
Can we finally stop calling these Arab squatters on Israelite lands “palestinians”?
Israel could take their seat and represent them - even better.
As Bill Murray's character said in the original "Ghostbusters" -- "I'm gonna *miss him*." Ironically...
The forum includes Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Italy.
“Palestine quits Arab League role in protest over Israel deals”
well, it just gets better and better ... the Palestinians just made themselves even more isolated and even more irrelevant ...
Does our rep have to enter through the parking garage disguised as an old woman?
Que, “I’m Mr Lonely...”
Arab League to the Arab Leadership on the West Bank and in
Gaza... “...What, you were a member?”
From the WiKi entry on the Arab League.
“The first major action was the joint intervention, allegedly on behalf of the majority Arab population being uprooted as the state of Israel emerged in 1948 (and in response to popular protest in the Arab world), but a major participant in this intervention, Transjordan, had agreed with the Israelis to divide up the Arab Palestinian state proposed by the United Nations General Assembly, and Egypt intervened primarily to prevent its rival in Amman from accomplishing its objective.”
The PA leaving the Arab League - the first and most major Middle East “champion” of the “Palestinian” cause - is a much bigger deal than most now realize.
It’s sad, because these Palestinian leaders are harming their own people, who they should be helping.
Is Roger Waters suicidal over these developments yet?
(According to Google translate, this is arabic for "well, bye")
[[Excellent, no one wants the Palestinians anyway.]]
Noone but America Hating liberals here in the US
Man, and I'm 37, and muh name's Dennis. ;^)
This is a “Good Thing!”
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