Arab FMs oppose Israel as Jewish state

KUWAIT CITY – Arab foreign ministers on Sunday supported a draft resolution opposing any recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter.

The draft resolution also rejected pressures mounted on the Palestinian leadership to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

"There will be no peace without Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem) as the capital of the Palestinian state," reads the draft.

It denounces repeated violations by Jewish extremists, under the watchful eyes of Israeli authorities, against Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest shrine.

Arab foreign ministers concluded earlier today their preparatory meetings for the two-day Arab summit, to kick off in Kuwait on March 25.

Middle East peacemaking, the war in Syria and the deteriorating situation in Yemen, Lebanon and Libya are expected to top the agenda of the Arab leaders in Kuwait.

Thirteen Arab heads of state have so far confirmed participation in the two-day meeting, considered by many to be the pinnacle of diplomatic, economic, and social cooperation among Arab countries.

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