Benjamin Netanyahu

Arab nations reject demand by Israel for ‘Jewish state’ recognition

Arab League Foreign Ministers 140th meeting at the League's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. The Arab statement offers strong backing to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (inset). Photo: EPA, Reuters

Arab foreign ministers have rejected Israel's demands that the Palestinians recognise it as a Jewish state, saying such a move would undermine the rights of Palestinian refugees.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu cancels new settlements in West Bank

Israel's separation barrier surrounds Ras Khamis in East Jerusalem. Israel has halted plans to build new homes in the West Bank. Photo: AFP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled plans to build 20,000 new settler homes in the West Bank, hours after their announcement sparked US and Palestinian criticism.

14 Nov 2013 - 2:45pm 3 comments