The Arab League have backed US secretary of state John Kerry’s push to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks at a meeting in Jordan.
At a press conference an optimistic Kerry reminded Israel of the rewards of a deal leading to the creation of Palestinian state on land seized in the 1967 Middle East war, an Arab league idea dating back to 2002.
“Israel needs to look hard at this initiative, which promises Israel peace with 22 Arab nations and 35 Muslim nations – a total of 57 nations that are standing and waiting for the possibility of making peace with Israel,” said Kerry.
On Wednesday Israel approved 732 new homes to be built in a West Bank settlement. Peace talks have remained deadlocked over Israel continued settlement construction on occupied land.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to meet other Palestinian leaders on Thursday to discuss whether or not to resume negotiations with Israel. Though the discussions were called ‘urgent’ there is no sign from either side that a breakthrough is on the horizon.
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