Monday, May 18, 2009

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi: Arab League must leave Cairo

Predating the United Nations, the European Union, Asean and almost every other regional body is an institution based in Cairo known as the Arab League.

Since its founding in 1944 the, League has found itself in several unenviable situations. It was first shaken when one of its members disappeared from the world map with the arrival of European Jewry in the 1940's. In the 1950's it was shaken again when its founder, King Farouk of Egypt, was overthrown by Gamal Abdel Nasser in a military coup. In the 1960's it presided powerless over the loss of Jerusalem, which Arabs still lament. READ MORE

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