Arab League unites against Trump’s Israel policy

Leaders meeting in Tunisia for the annual Arab League summit on Sunday were united in their condemnation of Trump administration policies seen as unfairly biased toward Israel but divided on a host of other issues, including whether to readmit founding member Syria.

Leaders from EU, Arab League hold first-ever joint summit

Leaders from European Union and Arab League countries pledged Sunday to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism and to tackle unauthorized migration at a first-ever summit high in symbolism but likely to yield few concrete results.

Arab League: Palestinian issue has ‘reduced’ importance

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abu al-Gheith caused a stir when he stated during a recent television interview that the priority of the Palestinian cause – resisting Israel and pushing for a Palestinian state – has been somewhat ‘reduced,’ before clarifying that ‘it is still a pressing circumstance that we [Arab states] must strive to resist.’

EU, Arab League affirm Jerusalem must be joint capital

European Union and Arab League countries insisted on Monday that Jerusalem must be the joint capital of Israel and a future Palestinian state, after US President Donald Trump announced its embassy would be moved to the city later this year.

Arab League to hold meeting on Jerusalem next month

The Arab League will meet on February 1 to discuss how to counter U.S. President Donald Trump’s move last month to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Egypt’s state news agency MENA said on Wednesday.

Arab League to lobby UN to recognize Palestinian state

Arab states will soon embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said.

Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request

The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss ‘violations’ committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum.

Abbas decries Israel’s ‘attack’ on al-Aqsa mosque

The Palestinian Authority, Jordan and the Arab League slammed the Israeli government for an operation during which police officers found pipe bombs on the Temple Mount in the Old City in Jerusalem on Sunday.

Arab League Agree to Joint Military Force

Alarmed by the potential for civil war in Yemen, Arab leaders agreed Sunday to the creation of a joint military force that would attempt to bring some stability to the region and serve as a counterweight to the influence of Iran, the LA Times reported.

Washington Blocks U.N. Resolution On Israel

UN chief Ban Ki-moon tried to bring an immediate end to Israel’s ground war in the Gaza Strip by backing a resolution to the Security Council that was drafted by Libya and put forward by the Arab League, calling for an immediate ceasefire.

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