Afrin highlights need to rebuild Arab national security, says Gargash

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said the conflict in the Kurdish enclave in Syria known as Afrin highlights the need to rebuild the concept of Arab national security. (AP)
Updated 22 January 2018
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Afrin highlights need to rebuild Arab national security, says Gargash

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said the conflict in the Kurdish enclave in Syria known as Afrin highlights the need to rebuild the concept of Arab national security.
Anwar Gargash tweeted: “The developments surrounding Afrin reaffirm the necessity of working to rebuild and restore the concept of Arab national security on a realistic and contemporary basis. Without that, the Arabs will be marginalized.”
Turkish ground troops entered Syria on Sunday as part of an operation called “Olive Branch” to push an offensive against Kurdish militia as rocket fire hit a border town in apparent retaliation.
Turkey is looking to oust from the Afrin region of northern Syria, the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a terror group.


OIC condemns Israel’s nation-state law as racist and illegal

OIC Secretary General Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen. (AFP)
Updated 21 July 2018
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OIC condemns Israel’s nation-state law as racist and illegal

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the Israeli Knesset’s approval of the “Jewish nation-state” law, which declares that only Jews have the right to self-determination in the country.
The OIC labeled the move as a blatant challenge to the will of the international community, its laws and its legitimate resolutions.
The Secretary-General of the Organization, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, described the law as racist, unlawful and illegitimate.
“It ignores the historical rights of the Palestinians, both Muslim and Christian, and represents an extension to the Israeli settlement ideology and occupation policies, based on ethnic cleansing and denial of the existence of Palestinian people and history, highlighted by International resolutions,” he said.
He called on the international community to reject and condemn the racist law and to confront all Israeli racist laws and policies that aim to undermine any possible solution to the conflict.