- Saudis co-hosting UN event aimed at revamping Israeli-Palestinian peace process
by JACOB MAGID, https://www.timesofisrael.com/
Next week’s General Assembly confab organized with Arab League, EU is latest Riyadh effort to engage in Palestinian issue amid normalization talks; Israeli, PA missions not invited
Saudi Arabia will be co-hosting an event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly next week focused on revamping the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, three UN diplomats told The Times of Israel on Thursday.
The event, titled “Peace Day Effort for Middle East Peace,” will take place on Monday and is being put on by Saudi Arabia along with the Arab League and the European Union in cooperation with Egypt and Jordan, one of the diplomats said. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will be the keynote speaker.
Neither the Israeli nor the Palestinian missions were invited to the event, the UN diplomat said, explaining that it is focused on congregating important global stakeholders on the issue in order to “reinvigorate” the peace process.