Arab League chief hoping Biden will reverse Trump’s Middle East policies

Speaking to the UN Security Coucil, Ahmed Aboul Gheit says US under outgoing President Donald Trump has “marginalized” the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The head of the Arab League expressed hope Monday that the Biden administration will change US President Donald Trump’s policies and launch a political process supported by regional and international parties to achieve independence for the Palestinians.

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, secretary-general of the 22-member organization, told the UN Security Council that a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict “has been marginalized by the main mediator in the peace process,” a reference to the United States.

“This encouraged the Israeli government to intensify its settlement activities and to threaten to take dangerous and destructive steps such as annexing occupied land,” he said.

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