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August 10, 2015 11:11 am

Obama Admin: Despite Iran Deal, Arab States Haven’t Changed Stance on Palestinian Issue

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas (left) with Qatari Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi. A senior US official said the Sunni Arab Gulf states have not changed their position on the Palestinian question. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas (left) with Qatari Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi. A senior US official said the Sunni Arab Gulf states have not changed their position on the Palestinian issue. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

Despite much talk of a possible rapprochement with Israel spurred by mutual opposition to the Iran deal, the Sunni Arab Gulf states have not changed their position on the Palestinian question and are unlikely to urge Ramallah to make concessions, a senior official in the Obama administration said.

Briefing Israeli reporters in Washington last week, the official welcomed increased collaboration between Jerusalem and the Gulf States over their common enemy Iran, but effectively denied Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that such cooperation could lead to a breakthrough in the peace process.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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