Arab League Visits Israel to Float Peace Plan

Group has rejected negotiation with Jewish state in the past
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2007 7:54 AM CDT
Amr Moussa, Secretary general of the Arab League, top center, and other league's officials pay a minute of silence Tuesday, June 5, 2007, in Cairo during a special session marking the 40th anniversary...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A delegation from the Arab League is visiting Israel for the first time ever today, in an effort to jump-start the peace process. The league has opposed all negotiation with the Jewish state in the past but is now presenting a peace plan that proposes giving Israel full recognition in exchange for a return to pre-1967 boundaries.

The visit by the foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan is part of a push for peace renewed since the ouster of Hamas from the Palestinian government. Israel has already rejected their proffered plan once, when Saudi Arabia suggested it in 2002, but since then other moderate Arab states have endorsed it.