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Do the US and Arab StatesSee Eye to Eye on Palestine?

The United States has failed to change its approach to the Middle East conflict, but Arab states are consolidating alliances with the divided Palestinian political establishment, writes Ahmad Azem.
Protesters light candles in front of a Palestinian flag during a rally to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails, in Gaza City April 15, 2013. According to a Palestinian prisoners' association, at least 4900 Palestinians remain in Israeli jails.    REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTXYMTT
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While headlines point to US efforts to restart negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, there are no indications suggesting Washington is willing to change its approach or policy, which has failed to deliver significant results over the past 20 years.

In the meantime, an Arab League delegation will head to Washington before the end of the month, according to statements by Mohammed Sabih, the assistant secretary-general for Palestine and occupied Arab territories at the Arab League.

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