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What Are the Official Positions of the Arab League on Israel and the Palestinian Territories?

General Reference (not clearly pro or con)


This site was archived on Aug. 3, 2021. The two-state solution is no longer the most popular solution among the jurisdictions involved. A reconsideration of the topic is possible in the future.

The Arab League adopted the Arab Peace Initiative at the Arab Summit in Beirut in Mar. 2002.

Mar. 2002

The Arab League, in an Apr. 29, 2013 meeting between John Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States, Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, and a delegation of Arab League members including Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar and Head of the Arab League Arab Peace Initiative (API) follow-up committee, Nabil el-Araby, Secretary General of the Arab League, and representatives from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and Saudi Arabia, and reported on by the Washington Institute, available at their website, reaffirmed:

“[Arab League] support of the API along with land exchange, or ‘landswaps,’ as part of a final peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.”

Apr. 29, 2013

The Arab League’s Kuwait Declaration, released at the conclusion of the 25th Arab Summit on Mar. 26, 2014, details of which is available on Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, stated:

“We express our absolute and decisive rejection to recognizing Israel as a Jewish state.”

Mar. 26, 2014