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16 April 2007
Arabs need to set mechanism activating peace plan — King Monday, 16-Apr-2007
Amman, 16/4/2007, (Communication & Information Division - Royal Hashemite Court) -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday said Arabs should set a mechanism to activate the peace initiative to help end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
King Abdullah told a group of Palestinian peace activists that they play a significant role in pushing the peace process forward.
The King warned against expanding more Israeli settlements as well as the separation barrier, which form an obstacle to the establishment of a Palestinian state.
His Majesty said peace efforts should focus on maintaining political momentum to push the peace process forward and back the Arab Peace Initiative.
The King also said it is important to coordinate efforts of "peace teams" in Jordan and Palestinian territories, and press Israel on peace.
King Abdullah has been pushing for reviving the peace process on the basis of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative which last month won fresh backing during an Arab League summit in Saudi Arabia.