Palestine: Islamic and Arab countries fiddle while Syria burns

Refusal to recognize the State of Israel by all 57 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has materially contributed to the 130 years old Jewish-Arab conflict remaining unresolved.

June 24, 2014 17:30
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East Jerusalem.

east Jerusalem 370. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Australia’s decision on June 5 to no longer refer to east Jerusalem and the West Bank as “occupied territory” but rather “disputed territory” has provoked outrage among Islamic and Arab countries accredited in Australia.

They sought and received an urgent meeting with Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on June 19 – following a letter sent to Ms Bishop on June 12 by Moroccan Ambassador HE Mohamed Mael-Ainin on behalf of the Heads of Mission of this powerful Islamic lobby.


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