Arab League agreed to Israel-Palestine Land Swap Agreement

Arab nations on 1 May 2013 collectively agreed to accept Israel-Palestine land swap agreement

May 9, 2013 14:18 IST
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Arab nations on 1 May 2013 collectively agreed to accept an arrangement that will allow Israelis and Palestinians to carry on with their land swap agreement to resolve differences instead of sticking to the pre-1967-war position.The decision of Arab nations followed a meeting in Washington of Arab officials and the US Secretary of State John Kerry. The Arab league delegation affirmed after the talks that the agreement should be based on the two-state solution on the basis of the 4 June 1967 line, with the possibility of comparable and mutual agreed minor swap of the land.

The Arab League’s proposal in its original form-proposed in 2002 at the Arab League’s Summit in Beirut- included a full Arab recognition of an Israeli state, provided it gave up land captured in the 1967 Israel-Arab war and it should accept a just solution for Palestinian refugees. The Israel had earlier rejected the plan. Israel refuses to return to 1967 borders, inclusion of East Jerusalem in a future Palestinian state and the return of Palestinian refugees displaced in earlier Israel-Arab wars.

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