Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah called on the Arab League to back his peace initiative. The plan calls for the Arab world to make peace with Israel if it withdraws from all territory conquered in the 1967 Six-Day War, establishes a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital and allows for the return of Palestinian refugees who fled during Arab-Israeli wars. But Syrian President Bashar Assad called on Arab nations at the Beirut summit to back the Palestinian intifada by cutting ties with Israel and undertaking unspecified “action to save the Palestinian people from the massacres, from the new Holocaust, that they are being subjected to.”
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