Asharq Al-awsat English Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper

Palestine in Resolutions of Arab, Islamic Summits

Palestine in Resolutions of Arab, Islamic Summits

Friday, 19 March, 2021 - 07:00

The Institute for Palestine Studies has issued a new 353-page book entitled "Palestine in the Resolutions of Arab, Islamic Summits," written and introduced by Maher Sharif and Khaled Farraj.

The book showcases the resolutions on the Palestinian Cause and the occupied city of Jerusalem endorsed in the Arab Summits since the Inshas Summit in 1946 to the Tunisia Summit in 2019.

Each of these resolutions in the book is preceded with a small introduction that clarifies its historic context. The book also includes the resolution of Islamic summits on the Palestine and Jerusalem since the first one in Rabat, in September 1969 which was held in response to the torching of Al-Aqsa Mosque by an extremist Jewish settler till the 14th and latest summit held in Makkah in May 2019.

It also cites selections from speeches of Arab leaders addressed in some Arab summits on the Palestinian Cause.

Upon reviewing these resolutions and speeches, we notice that several Arab and Islamic states haven't committed to what was endorsed and approved by the summits. Some even adopted policies that contradict with these resolutions and the agreement endorsed in the Beirut Summit 2002, which linked any normal ties with Israel to its full withdrawal from the Arab territories occupied in 1967, a just solution concerning the Palestinian refugees in accordance with the UN resolution 194, and the establishment of an independent Palestinian State which has full sovereignty over the Palestinian territories occupied since June 4, 1967, with Jerusalem as its capital.

The book is written and introduced by Maher Sharif, head of research in the Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut, and a co-researcher in the French Institute of the Near East, Beirut.

Editor Picks