Arab League Chief to Head Delegation to Gaza
[An Nahar] Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
chief Nabil al-Arabi will head a delegation to Gazoo in a show of solidarity after Arab ministers decided on Saturday to review their diplomacy towards Israel and show their support for the Paleostinians.
The delegation will travel to Gazoo "to affirm solidarity with the Paleostinians," a League statement said after the foreign ministers' meeting. Arabi told news hounds it would head for the enclave either on Sunday or Monday.
The statement said the ministers decided to ask an Arab League task force to review "the usefulness of continuing the Arab commitment in proposing the Arab peace initiative as a strategic choice."
In 2002, Arab states offered Israel diplomatic recognition in return for its withdrawal from all occupied territory and an equitable settlement of the Paleostinian refugee question, a cornerstone of Arab diplomacy ever since.
The statement also called on Arab countries to abide by previous League decisions to stop normalizing ties with Israel. This would not affect the peace treaties Egypt and Jordan signed with Israel, an Arab League diplomat said.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-18