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Official Arab support for Palestine falls while support in the West grows

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18.02.2020

It cannot be denied that Palestine is going through one of its biggest crises since its occupation in terms of official Arab support. Normalisation with Israel, whether open or secret, is increasing. Meetings are held between Arab officials and politicians from Tel Aviv. Economic and commercial relations between Arab countries and Israel, especially in cybersecurity and technology, are pushing ahead. The official position of Arab regimes towards the Trump-Netanyahu “peace plan” is limited to quiet statements of a kind that used to be ridiculed by ordinary people. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that normalisation features heavily in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election campaign.

Paradoxically, while official Arab support for Palestine is declining, there is a growing trend in the West for pro-Palestine support to be growing, especially in Britain, Ireland and the US. When Jeremy Corbyn, a well-known support of the........

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