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  חשון 11, 5768 , 23/10/07

Arab MKs Call for Anti-Annapolis Conference

The Arab National Democratic Party (Balad) has decided to launch a campaign against the planned Middle East conference at Annapolis, Maryland. Party secretary Abad al-Fatah told the Hebrew website NFC, "The conference is an Israeli-American attempt to eliminate the Palestinian problem and get rid of its content."

Arab leaders are increasingly worried over American influence at the conference and plan a counter-conference at about the same time. "The United States wants to cause a fight within the Arab community," Al-Fatah charged. "Nothing will come out of the Annapolis conference, and the main damage will be the deepening of the disagreements in the Palestinian movement."

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