Arab League urges Palestine’s UN recognition


Sat May 28, 2011 5:30PM

Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa
Arab League (AL) secretary general insists that Palestinians should step up efforts for the recognition of their statehood at the United Nations, as talks with the Israeli regime have been proven futile.

“The sound path is going to the United Nations and political struggle,” Amr Moussa said in a meeting of AL member states on Saturday.

Moussa also said that Palestinians should make every effort to seek their independence in the UN General Assembly in September in a bid to persuade other world nations to vote for their statehood.

The AL chief added that the Israeli prime minister’s speech at the US Congress proves that there is no room for any further negotiations.

“I believe that negotiations have become futile in light of all of these no’s,” Reuters quoted Moussa as saying.

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the US Congress and once again rebuffed US President Barack Obama’s demand for the Tel Aviv regime to return to the 1967 borders.

In his ‘Middle East policy speech’ earlier in May, Obama insisted that the border issue should be the basis for stalled direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

However, during a speech at the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) a few days later, Obama backtracked from his earlier remarks regarding an Israeli-Palestinian agreement based on their pre-1967 borders, suggesting that Netanyahu had misrepresented him.

On Friday, UN General Assembly President Joseph Deiss said there is no way for the formation of a Palestinian state without the approval of the Security Council.

The US has historically used its Security Council veto power to justify Israeli atrocities against Palestinians and keep the Tel Aviv regime immune from any condemnation or even criticism.


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