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Saudi FM: Arab Peace Initiative is the best solution

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.
Reuters
 Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, on Friday said the Arab Peace Initiative is the best solution for the Israel-Palestinian Authority (PA) conflict, and rejected Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's demand that the initiative be "updated" to reflect the changes that have occurred in the Middle East over the past several years. 

The initiative, unveiled in 2002 and re-endorsed at the 2007 Arab League summit, says that 22 Arab countries will normalize ties with Israel in return for an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria.

Israel to date has rejected the plan due to the fact that it calls for Israel to accept the so-called "right of return" for millions of descendants of Arabs who fled pre-state Israel, effectively bringing an end to the Jewish state. READ MORE