Arab League tells President-elect Jair Bolsonaro that relocating the embassy to Jerusalem would be considered a ‘violation of international law’ and could harm relations with the Arab world.
• Brazil’s halal meat exporters’ lobby opposed embassy move.
By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
The Arab League has told Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro that moving Brazil’s Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would be a setback for relations with Arab countries.
Such a move by Bolsonaro, who takes office on Jan. 1, would be a sharp shift in Brazilian foreign policy.
Brazil’s new President-elect Jair Bolsonaro – Photo: agenciabr
Ambassadors from Arab nations are expected to meet in the capital Brasília on Tuesday to discuss Bolsonaro’s plan to follow U.S. Continue Reading »
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit expressed his dissatisfaction with President Morales’s intention to relocate his country’s embassy to Jerusalem, telling the Guatemalan President to avoid any action that could affect the future, of what was considered, ‘friendly relations.’
By Elad Benari
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Thursday urged Guatemala to cancel its decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the official Palestinian Authority Wafa news agency reported.
A spokesman for Aboul Gheit, Mahmoud Afifi, said the Secretary-General sent an urgent letter to Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales expressing dissatisfaction with Morales’s intention to move the Guatemalan embassy to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
After a number of US media outlets reported President Trump was going to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, the Palestinian despot scurried to call EU and Arab leaders to discuss “necessary steps regarding this irresponsible American measure.”
By ADAM RASGON
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Sunday asked the heads of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to host emergency meetings over US President Donald Trump possibly recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Over the weekend, a number of US media outlets reported that Trump is going to deliver a speech on Wednesday, in which he will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Continue Reading »
Israel’s reconnection to African countries, in counter-terrorism, clean-water technology, green-energy, internet-connections, medicine and agriculture has the Palestinians enlisting the Arab League to ‘warn them.’
• “Israel is trying to enlist African support for its policies at the Palestinians’ expense,” says representative.
By Daniel Siryoti
Concerned by the increasingly warm relations between Israel and African nations and Israel’s bid to rejoin the African Union as an observer state, the Palestinians have asked the Arab League to hold an emergency session.
The league is set to meet in Cairo next Monday to discuss the matter.
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Former Foreign Ministry Chairman Dore Gold with President of the Republic of Guinea, Prof.
Israeli-Arab journalist for TV2, Lucy Aharish, confronts ‘traitorous’ Arab leaders for their hypocrisy, silence and inaction of the suffering of civilians in Syria.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Last December, Arab-Israeli journalist Lucy Aharish garnered international attention with a viral video blasting world leaders for their failure to intervene in the ongoing Syrian civil war, which she dubbed a “holocaust”.
This week, following a deadly chemical weapon attack near the rebel-held city of Idlib, Aharish took aim at Arab leaders, calling “traitors” for turning a blind eye to the plight of civilians killed in a war that has rage for six years. Continue Reading »
Official from Abbas’ Palestinian Authority said that “is not correct,” but, “If the Arab League secretary-general is packaging that as a new plan, we have no problem.”
By ADAM RASGON
The Palestinian leadership will present “a new plan” to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the upcoming Arab League Summit in Jordan, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmad Abul Ghaith told a pan-Arab, London-based publication.
Arab League HQ in Cairo Egypt – Photo: Ijanderson977/Wikimedia Commons
“There is a desire on the Palestinian side to reformulate some ideas… They [the Palestinians] promised to put forward a new plan pertaining to the Palestinian issue in general,” Abul Ghaith told Al-Sharq al-Awsat in an interview published on Wednesday, without elaborating. Continue Reading »
Arab League member states decided to break away from tradition and refrain from seeking a vote on a resolution regarding the oversight of Israel’s nuclear program.
By Ben Ariel
The Arab states, led by Egypt, plan to refrain this year from seeking a vote on a resolution regarding the oversight of Israel’s nuclear facilities during the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) general conference next month, Haaretz reported Thursday, citing a cable sent to several Israeli embassies abroad.
IAEA headquarters – Photo: iStock
Three Israeli diplomats who are privy to the content of the classified telegram, sent by Tamar Rahamimoff-Honig, head of the Foreign Ministry’s Arms Control Department, said it stated that the Arab League member states had made the decision not to demand a vote on a resolution regarding Israel’s nuclear program. Continue Reading »
Nearly a century after the Balfour Declaration expressed British support for the Jewish State in Palestine, Palestinian leaders are petitioning the Arab League for assistance in bringing criminal charges against the UK for being the facilitator of the ‘Palestinian Catastrophe.’
Roi Kais, Elior Levy
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called for Britain to be prosecuted for the 1917 Balfour Declaration. The statements were made during an Arab League meeting in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott on Sunday.
He also called on Arab League members to assist him in pursuing this legal action.
Mahmoud Abbas – Photo: EPA
According to Abbas, the Balfour Declaration – which stated Britain’s support for a Jewish homeland in what was then Palestine – was a direct cause for the “Palestinian Nakba.” Continue Reading »
Arab League Secretary General singles out Israel as regularly violating int’l law and should not be eligible as chair of the UN General Assembly 6th Committee.
Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby said Sunday that he rejected the nomination of Israel as chair of the UN General Assembly Sixth Committee, which is the primary forum for the consideration of legal questions in the General Assembly, the Palestinian Wafa news agency reported Sunday.
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby – Photo: AFP /YASSER AL-ZAYYAT
Elaraby told representatives of the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) that it was unreasonable for Israel to head the committee, arguing that the country has regularly committed illegal acts, including construction of the border fence, violations of Palestinian human rights, and daily arrest of children and women, as well as the practice of administrative detention. Continue Reading »
Days after Gulf nations deem Iran-backed group as terrorist organization, Arab League follows suit, with only Iraq and Lebanon expressing ‘reservations’.
By Roi Kais and AFP
Arab League foreign ministers on Friday declared Lebanon’s Shi’ite movement Hezbollah a “terrorist” group, after Sunni-dominated Gulf monarchies adopted the same stance.
Arab League meeting in Cairo – Photo: EPA
Nearly all members of the pan-Arab body supported the decision, but not Lebanon and Iraq which expressed “reservations”, the bloc said in a statement read out at a news conference by Bahraini diplomat Wahid Mubarak Sayar.
The announcement was made at a Cairo summit that raised a number of divisions between member states. Continue Reading »
World Jewish Congress VP Rabbi Marc Schneier has been received in the Gulf state of Bahrain by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to discuss regional concerns in the Middle East.
By JEREMY SHARON
The King of Bahrain has reportedly recommended that the recent designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization by the Gulf Cooperation Council be taken up by the Arab League as well.
World Jewish Congress VP Rabbi Marc Schneier has been received in the Gulf state of Bahrain by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. – Photo courtesy
King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, head of the tiny island nation, has been one of the most ardent proponents for labeling the Lebanese Shi’ite militia as a terrorist group as part of efforts to fight back against growing Iranian hegemony in the region. Continue Reading »
King Abdullah II told journalists that Jordan will be forced “to take actions” over Israel’s “provocation” on the Temple Mount should it continue.
Jordan’s king warned Israel on Monday that any further “provocation” in Jerusalem where Israeli police have clashed with Muslims at Al-Aqsa mosque would damage ties between the two countries.
“Any more provocation in Jerusalem will affect the relationship between Jordan and Israel” which have a 1994 peace accord but which has custodian rights over the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, said King Abdullah II following a second day of clashes at the flashpoint holy site in east Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
Arab League FM threatens to take int’l legal actions to prevent Israeli activity on the Temple Mount, including going to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
By Ben Ariel, Canada
The Arab League on Sunday warned against the “Judaization of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israel” and called for action against the Jewish state, Channel 2 News reported.
The condemnation came after masked Muslim rioters hurled rocks and fireworks at police on the Temple Mount, as well as firebombs near two entrances to the site.
Jerusalem District Police and Border Police were forced to respond with riot dispersal measures. Continue Reading »
Nabil Al-Arabi, the head of the Arab League, insists Iran deal demonstrates ‘double standard’ when Israel isn’t placed under IAEA supervision.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said Wednesday a historic nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is a first step to ridding the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction.
Nabil Al-Arabi – Reuters
The head of the Cairo-based pan-Arab bloc expressed hopes the accord reached on Tuesday would usher in “stability and security” in the volatile region, according to AFP.
Arabi also called on the international community to put pressure on Israel to declare that it has nuclear facilities. Continue Reading »
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elarabi said on Sunday that the mistrust and animosity between Fatah & Hamas was dampening efforts at rehabilitating Gaza.
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elarabi said on Sunday that the dispute between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority was hindering efforts to reconstruct the Gaza Strip.
Members of a Palestinian family warm themselves by a fire at the remains of their house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling. – Photo: REUTERS
Elarabi told the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper that the Arab League was holding consultations with donor countries to find a way to help the residents of the Gaza Strip in light of the ongoing power struggle between the two Palestinian parties. Continue Reading »