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Israel, Arab states discuss defence alliance, PA says Palestinians sidelined

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Published: 29 March 2022

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Lapid says a nuclear Iran is a problem for the world, not just Israel; Palestinian Authority  calls it a ‘harsh attack on Palestinians’

Negev Summit: Israel, Arab states discuss regional defence alliance (Jerusalem Post)
“Iran is not an Israeli problem; the whole world cannot allow there to be a nuclear Iran," Israel's foreign minister said

Israel summit: US and Mid-East allies are far from united on Iran (Haaretz)
The summit in Israel's Negev will provide ample opportunities for photo-ops, lofty speeches and good ambience, but each dignitary brings with them a diversity of interests, with Iran presenting the biggest cleft

PA calls Negev Summit a ‘harsh attack on Palestinians,’ but doesn’t pan Arab states (Times of Israel)
Before joining counterparts in Sde Boker, Blinken holds talks with Abbas, who slams ‘double standard’ in desire to adhere to international law in Ukraine, not Palestine

Right wing tears into Bennett for using term ‘West Bank’ at Blinken meeting (Times of Israel)
Yesha Council settlement organization, which premier headed before he went into politics, calls expression a sign of ‘moral decline’; PM’s office says statement was ‘accidental’

ALUF BENN: Historic summit of Arab FMs in Israel is Shimon Peres’ ‘new Middle East’ half realised (Haaretz)
The 'Sde Boker Summit' shows off open partnerships between Israel and Arab states, but conflict with the Palestinians remain

DAVID HOROVITZ: Negev Summit shows Israel’s new legitimacy, and the common imperative to tackle Iran (Times of Israel)
There’s symbolism aplenty in the gathering of regional ministers at the home of Israel’s founding prime minister — and an urgent practical agenda

Photo: Meeting of Foreign Ministers Lapid, Blinken and bin Zayed, in October (Andrew Harnik/AFP)

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