Israel Presses UN to Declare Iran-Backed Hezbollah a Terrorist Group

Iranian protestors, holding up a huge banner with the picture of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and waving yellow flags of the Shiite Muslim guerrilla group, take part in a demonstration held in Tehran to mark Jerusalem (Al-Quds) Day, 20 October 2006. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech …

The Times of Israel reports: The Palestinians on Monday called on Arab nations to boycott or downgrade their representation at a Mideast summit co-hosted by the United States, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Saudi Arabia to discuss “the dangers facing the Palestinian cause.”

The conference in Poland is widely seen as a US-led effort to isolate Iran, which was not invited. The Palestinians cut off all contacts with the Trump administration after it recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017, saying it was unfairly biased toward Israel.

Abbas will meet King Salman to discuss “the current political situation and the dangers facing the Palestinian cause, especially Jerusalem,” the Palestinian leader’s office said.

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