Arab League chief: Israel won't get 'normalization for free'

Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said early on Friday that Arab countries will not offer Israel "normalization for free" during the upcoming US-sponsored Mideast peace conference. Moussa's remarks were made shortly after midnight at the end of an informal gathering of some 11 Arab foreign ministers at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo ahead of a key league meeting to hammer out a unified Arab position on the conference. "There is nothing called a normalization for free," Moussa told reporters at the end of the meeting. "Arabs are going to participate in the (Annapolis) meeting, to show support for the Palestinians, based on the Arab peace initiative," he added.