Israel is the last bastion of fascism, colonialism and racial discrimination, Al Arabi says.
Arab League chief Nabeel Al Arabi blasted Israel as a bastion of “racism and fascism” on Saturday at a meeting of foreign ministers to discuss a French Middle East peace initiative.
The Arab ministers are expected to adopt a resolution on the plan to revive negotiations between Israel and president Mahmud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority.
In his speech to the ministers, Al Arabi, who has been a vocal critic of Israel, said the country “has truly become today the last bastion of fascism, colonialism and racial discrimination in the world”.
Abbas has rejected an Israeli offer for direct negotiations instead of the French multilateral peace initiative, which Israel has turned down.
Abbas said if any Palestinian-Israeli negotiations were to be relaunched by a conference, they should have a time cap and a mechanism to implement their resolutions.
Mahmoud Abbas told the meeting that the Paris gathering should also set up a committee to monitor the implementation of whatever is agreed upon.
The French initiative involves holding a meeting of foreign ministers from a range of countries, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, on June 3, but without the Israelis and Palestinians present.