Sunday, Aug. 02
Latest News
  1. Kerry pledges support for Egypt in Cairo talks
  2. UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking 'caliphate'
  3. Two Turkish troops killed in 'PKK suicide attack'
  4. Iraqis protest over poor services, salty tap water
  5. Exiled Yemen PM makes symbolic Aden visit to lead restoration
  6. New Taliban leader calls for unity in ranks in first audio message
  7. Iraqi Kurdistan leadership says PKK should leave
  8. Kerry lands in Egypt on first leg of Mideast tour
  9. Iraqis protest over poor services, salty tap water
  10. Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes back rebels near regime heartland'
  11. Yemen PM returns to Aden from Saudi exile
  12. Airport source: Yemen PM returns to Aden from Saudi exile
  13. New Taliban leader calls for unity in ranks in first audio message
  14. Iraqis vent rage at power shortages, 'corrupt' leaders
  15. Report: Some 260 PKK members killed in Turkey air strikes
  16. Iraqi Kurdistan urges Turkey to halt PKK bombardment
  17. Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash
  18. Five Libyan troops killed, 18 missing after 'IS attack'
  19. 'Qaeda' suicide bombing kills 9 in Yemen
  20. Al-Qaeda in Syria attacks US-trained rebel base

Arab League refuses to recognize Israel as Jewish state

Sept. 17, 2010 3:12 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 18, 2010 2:31 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo on Thursday decided to reject a demand made by Israel, asking Palestinian negotiators recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

In a statement issued after the meeting, the Arab League supported President Mahmoud Abbas' refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Palestinian negotiators have recognized Israel’s right to exist, but not as a Jewish state, which officials say would prejudice the right of return for refugees and violate the rights of Israel's non-Jewish residents.

Following the meeting of the Arab League, Secretary General Amr Moussa said Israeli-Palestinian peace talks could not continue if Israel did not stop building settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Palestinian negotiators have said they would walk out of talks if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not extend a ban restricting settlement construction, due to expire later at the end of September.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015