Itongadol.- The Arab League will flatly refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in the final resolution at the end of its two-day summit in Kuwait, which began Tuesday.
Israel has made the demand for recognition a condition of reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians.
According to the draft of the final resolution, obtained by AFP, the Arab states declare their "absolute and categorical refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state". The resolution also "rejects all pressure to this effect on the Palestinian leadership", a likely reference to American efforts to keep the negotiations going after their April deadline.
The draft resolution will also call on Arab states to provide $100 million in financial aid to the Palestinian Authority every month.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who last week held talks with President Barack Obama at the White House, met the foreign ministers of the League\’s 22 member states, to update them on the outcome of the talks, those present at the summit said.