Arab League optimistic over UN Palestine resolution

(VOVworld) – The Arab League believes that a new UN Security Council resolution endorsing Palestinian statehood has a better chance of winning passage now that the Obama administration is conducting a "reassessment" of its Middle East peace policies.

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Palestinian villager rides his donkey past a mural in the West Bank village of Awarta near Nablus. (Photo: REUTERS)

Nabil El-Araby, Secretary-General of the Arab League, said at the weekend that there is an indication that the US is rethinking the Arab-Palestinian draft proposal for an end to the Israeli occupation. The proposal will be submitted to the UN Security Council. El-Araby is quoted as saying that the Americans are raising new proposals for restarting the stalled diplomatic process, and the matter was discussed during the recent Egypt economic aid summit in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh. he conference was attended by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Jordan's King Abdullah, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.The Arab League chief said that European governments have already expressed their readiness to approve resolutions.

What is needed now is a US commitment to refrain from wielding a veto, which Washington will agree to on condition that the British and French governments offer an acceptable resolution.

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