Arab Summit In Tunisia To Unite On Golan But Rifts Remain

Arab leaders meeting in Tunisia on Sunday hope to project unified opposition to the Trump administration’s acceptance of Israeli control over the Golan Heights and Jerusalem, but as with past Arab League summits, the gathering is likely to expose their own bitter rivalries. According to AP, Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are likely to tone down any statement of condemnation, eager to maintain good relations with the White House as it cranks up pressure on their main rival, Iran. Affirming the international consensus that the Golan is occupied Syrian land would only further highlight Syria’s absence from the Arab League, from which it was expelled in the early days of the uprising against President Bashar Assad. Some Arab leaders think Syria — a founding member — should be readmitted. Others, like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have spent years supporting the insurgency.Arab League spokesman Mahmoud Afifi said the 22-member bloc would aim to issue a proclamation on the Golan, but experts expect little more than a standard denunciation. “It will be just a very strong, theatrical, nice, maybe strong statement,” said Ahmed Abd Rabou, a visiting professor of international affairs at the University of Denver. “But I doubt that this will have a true political effect.” Arab leaders responded similarly to the even more inflammatory U.S. decision last year to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — with statements condemning the move but little else. Many Gulf states view the U.S. as a vital ally against Iran, welcoming Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement and restore crippling sanctions. Other Arab states are preoccupied with their own troubles, with Yemen and Libya riven by internal conflicts and Iraq looking for international support as it struggles to rebuild after the war against the Islamic State group.

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All of the nations of the world should strive for the world becoming a far safer place than it is now. Of course, from this perspective it sounds like a utopia

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Is Tunisia Africa or Arab? Another question that demands an answer...

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They are not going to do anything. It's an excuse to party and count their money. What has the Leauge done to achieve peace in the Middle East? Nothing. It's all about war, war, war. They sit on their behinds propounding Medieval theories while people are dying. Hypocrisy...

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I would like to hear some messages about a human rights violation in Saudi Arabia, murder Khashoggi, their support of terrorism, etc.... But, for Arab League it's a top secret...

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1 minute ago, damirUSBiH said:

I would like to hear some messages about a human rights violation in Saudi Arabia, murder Khashoggi, their support of terrorism, etc.... But, for Arab League it's a top secret...

yep.

 

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much more difference than common things between them

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9 hours ago, rainman said:

Arab leaders meeting in Tunisia on Sunday hope to project unified opposition to the Trump administration’s acceptance of Israeli control over the Golan Heights and Jerusalem, but as with past Arab League summits, the gathering is likely to expose their own bitter rivalries. According to AP, Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are likely to tone down any statement of condemnation, eager to maintain good relations with the White House as it cranks up pressure on their main rival, Iran. Affirming the international consensus that the Golan is occupied Syrian land would only further highlight Syria’s absence from the Arab League, from which it was expelled in the early days of the uprising against President Bashar Assad. Some Arab leaders think Syria — a founding member — should be readmitted. Others, like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have spent years supporting the insurgency.Arab League spokesman Mahmoud Afifi said the 22-member bloc would aim to issue a proclamation on the Golan, but experts expect little more than a standard denunciation. “It will be just a very strong, theatrical, nice, maybe strong statement,” said Ahmed Abd Rabou, a visiting professor of international affairs at the University of Denver. “But I doubt that this will have a true political effect.” Arab leaders responded similarly to the even more inflammatory U.S. decision last year to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — with statements condemning the move but little else. Many Gulf states view the U.S. as a vital ally against Iran, welcoming Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement and restore crippling sanctions. Other Arab states are preoccupied with their own troubles, with Yemen and Libya riven by internal conflicts and Iraq looking for international support as it struggles to rebuild after the war against the Islamic State group.

Let these Arab nations bring peace within their own borders first and end the growth and fueling of extremists within their ranks. Admitting Syria back would be akin to hmmmmm, letting the wolf to guard the sheep? They are going to give a lot of lip service about everything and anything @ this summit with very little substance and very little short and long term material benefit or affect.

The threat to all these nations in the League is one  and they know that without the US support and backing they will all fall to this single threat!!

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9 hours ago, pinto said:

Is Tunisia Africa or Arab? Another question that demands an answer...

they are NAFA North African Arab

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On 3/29/2019 at 4:50 PM, ceo_energemsier said:

they are NAFA North African Arab

Genius: they are not Arab and neither are the Egyptians.  Next you are going to say the Turks are Arab.... Or Persians are Arab...

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8 hours ago, Wastral said:

Genius: they are not Arab and neither are the Egyptians.  Next you are going to say the Turks are Arab.... Or Persians are Arab...

You missed the humour (humor)

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