Moussa: The Arab League rejects the racist idea of the Jewish state
|Tuesday, April 21,2009 07:07|
Dr. Amr Moussa, the secretary-general of the Arab League, stated Monday that the Arab League rejects the idea of the Jewish state, adding that this proposal is racist and unacceptable.
In a press statement, Dr. Moussa expressed regret that the US and some countries boycotted the second Durban anti-racism conference, stressing that the countries boycotting the conference should have been working on stopping Israel"s racist measures rather than announcing their absence.
The Arab League head underlined that the Israeli occupation has at first to declare its acceptance of the establishment of a real independent Palestinian state within the borders occupied in 1967, noting that Israel"s engagement in peace negotiations are a mere deception used for media consumption.
He emphasized that the Arab side does not want to waste time waiting for the approval of the Israeli government to the establishment of two states, but there must be an international position in this regard, adding that the current situation of the peace process became unacceptable because it turned into a means of procrastination that enabled the Israeli occupation to expand settlements and gave the world a fake impression that Israel is working for peace.
In a related context, Arab member of the Knesset Jamal Zahalka said, on the sidelines of a protest in Geneva, that the racism must be defeated and not appeased, adding that the problem in South Africa was the apartheid system and the problem in the occupied Palestinian lands is Zionism.
MP Zahalka underscored that the racism was defeated in South Africa, but it still exists in Israel and gets more rampant everyday.
The Israeli lawmaker pointed that the Zionist propaganda tried for decades to hide an important fact that the regime in Israel is racist and colonial.
He added that Israel"s racist foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, who called for killing the Arab Knesset members, bombing the Aswan dam in Egypt and dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza, is now a partner in the political decision-making in Israel.