'Australia’s position does not hamper the legitimate demands of the Palestinians and first and foremost East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. It also does not contradict the Arab Peace Initiative,' Bahrain’s Foreign Minister said.
Haidar Sabi blamed the Arab focus on the Palestinian issue as one of the main reasons for the destruction of Iraq and concluded that Iraqis must begin to put themselves first, and focus on rebuilding their identity and their country.
During the recent Arab League meeting, the Palestinian Authority made clear it intends to sue Britain over the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which helped clear the way for the modern State of Israel to come into existence.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a peace initiative presented by the Arab League in 2002 requires modification before Israel can consider it as a possible solution to the conflict with the Palestinians.
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby said that the American delegation led by Secretary of State John Kerry played a role in toning down a final joint communique during the recently held French peace summit on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In an address to the Arab League in Cairo over the weekend, Palestinian Authority Head Mahmoud Abbas admitted that Palestinians incite against Israel, but he accused Israel, falsely, of doing the same.
The Palestinian leader said Saturday that if an upcoming Paris conference succeeds in relaunching the long-stalled Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, it should also set a time cap and mechanisms to implement their resolutions.