"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Arab Leaders Denounce 'Foreign Interference'- Naharnet

Arab leaders meeting Wednesday at a summit in Jordan denounced "foreign interference" in their affairs, in reference to Iran, and called for the settlement of conflicts that are tearing the region apart.
As at previous summits, the leaders of the 22-member Arab League criticized Iran, but without naming the Shiite-dominated main regional rival of Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia.
"We reject any intervention in the internal affairs of Arab countries," they said in a declaration at the end of their one-day meeting in the Jordanian town of Sweimeh on the Dead Sea coast.
In their statement, they also called for a revival of "serious and productive peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians" and renewed their commitment to a two-state solution.
Since taking office in January, U.S. President Donald Trump has sent mixed signals over how his administration will address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including a break with decades of U.S. policy by saying he would be open to a one-state solution if it meant peace.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the leaders he would refuse to accept "temporary or regional" attempts to solve the conflict.