US ‘will not walk away’ from Middle East: Biden at Saudi summit | Joe Biden News

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President Biden says the US will stay an energetic engaged companion within the Center East, specializing in regional ties.

US President Joe Biden is utilizing a summit of Arab nations to put out his technique for the Center East as he closes the ultimate leg of a four-day journey meant to bolster ties within the area.

On the summit that started in Saudi Arabia’s Purple Sea metropolis of Jeddah on Saturday, Biden stated the US “is not going to stroll away” from the Center East.

Leaders of six international locations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates – plus Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq are holding talks on regional safety and bilateral relations with the US on the summit.

“We is not going to stroll away and go away a vacuum to be stuffed by China, Russia or Iran,” Biden stated. “We are going to search to construct on this second with energetic, principled, American management.”

Though US forces proceed to focus on armed teams within the area and stay deployed at bases all through the Center East, Biden recommended that he was turning the web page after Washington’s invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Right this moment, I’m proud to have the ability to say that the eras of land wars within the area, wars that concerned big numbers of American forces, is just not beneath means,” he stated.

US President Joe Biden takes notes as he attends the Jeddah Security and Development Summit
US President Joe Biden takes notes as he attends the Jeddah Safety and Improvement Summit (GCC+3) at a lodge in Saudi Arabia’s Purple Sea coastal metropolis of Jeddah on July 16, 2022 [Mandel Ngan/AFP]

Biden additionally pressed his counterparts, a lot of whom lead repressive governments, to make sure human rights, together with ladies’s rights, and permit their residents to talk brazenly.

“The long run will probably be received by the international locations that unleash the complete potential of their populations,” he stated, together with permitting folks to “query and criticise leaders with out worry of reprisal.”

The US president spent Saturday morning assembly individually with the leaders of Iraq, Egypt and the UAE, a few of whom he had by no means sat down with.

Al Jazeera’s White Home Correspondent Kimberly Halkett stated when it comes to a political win, Biden was going again dwelling “empty handed”.

“He wanted to push the Saudis to pump extra oil to convey down vitality costs in the US – that objective has not been achieved,” Halkett stated, talking from Doha.

Nonetheless, Biden believes that there are different targets of worth that may take time to reap the advantages, she continued.

“He believes that there will probably be improved cooperation between Israel and its Arab neighbours sooner or later,” Halkett stated. “There will probably be elevated financial productiveness and elevated financial cooperation, however these should not issues which might be going to be seen within the close to future.”

For Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst Marwan Bishara, Biden’s go to to Saudi Arabia is extra important than his cease in Israel.

“The alliance with Israel is robust, [so] I feel what’s new is what’s taking place with Saudi Arabia,” he stated.

Bishara additionally stated Biden has three D’s in his technique.

“It’s necessary to as soon as once more underline the issues the US president talked about: America goes to proceed with diplomacy. It’s also going to take action with deterrence, [preventing] Iran from getting nuclear weapons. And de-escalation. He as soon as once more recommended the concept that there’s a ceasefire in Yemen,” Bishara added.

Palestine live news: Chaos as Israelis rally in East Jerusalem | Israel-Palestine conflict News

  • Hundreds of far-right Israelis collect at Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the so-called flag march within the Outdated Metropolis.
  • The march is held to mark what Israelis name the day of unifying Jerusalem, in reference to Israel’s occupation of the town in 1967 and subsequent annexation which isn’t internationally recognised.
  • Israeli ultra-nationalist teams chanted racist slogans equivalent to “loss of life to Arabs”, as they marched via the streets of the Outdated Metropolis.
  • Tens of Palestinians injured in and round occupied West Financial institution metropolis of Nablus amid confrontations between Palestinians and armed Israeli troopers, medics say.

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Palestinian President, PM, condemn flag march and warn of penalties

Nabil Abu Rdeneh, spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, has accused Israel of “taking part in with fireplace irresponsibly and recklessly”.

In the meantime, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh condemned the march, and “assaults on Palestinian residents within the occupied metropolis of Jerusalem,” Wafa information company quoted him as saying.

He warned of the harmful repercussions of the march and its provocations of the sentiments of Palestinian residents.

Shatyyeh additionally referred to as on the worldwide neighborhood to “intervene urgently to cease the violations towards the holy locations within the metropolis of Jerusalem”.

Members of Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian protester near Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City.
Members of Israeli safety forces detain a Palestinian protester close to Damascus Gate exterior occupied East Jerusalem’s Outdated Metropolis [AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean]

Tens of accidents reported in and round West Financial institution metropolis of Nablus

Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim, reporting from the occupied West Financial institution metropolis of Ramallah, mentioned tens of Palestinians have been injured by Israeli forces in and round Nablus.

The Pink Crescent introduced that the “majority of accidents are by suffocation of tear gasoline,” Ibrahim mentioned.

“It’s. very, very heavy tear gasoline that often the Israeli military makes use of,” she added.

“And the remainder of the accidents … one Palestinian has been moved to hospital after being shot by dwell ammunition to his leg, whereas 4 folks have been injured by rubber-coated metal bullets,” Ibrahim mentioned, including that confrontations have been unfolding in a number of locations.


Extremely-nationalist Jews stormed Al-Aqsa forward of Israeli flag march

Lots of of far-right Jewish nationalists entered Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, forward of a provocative flag march that might re-ignite confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians.

Israeli forces have fired rubber bullets at Palestinians protesters within the compound, in an effort to disperse them.

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Technology of ‘indoctrinated younger Israelis’ in Jerusalem: Analyst

Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst, mentioned the scenes from occupied East Jerusalem, are telling of the “future era of Israel” and the intense considerations that ought to increase for peace and safety.

“This can be a era of indoctrinated younger Israelis who’ve been taught to hate the Palestinians, to hate the Arabs,” Bishara mentioned.

“They’re virtually genocidal of their training and their upbringing…they wish to take over all of historic Palestine, they usually wish to push the Palestinians out. They consider all of historic Palestine is theirs.”


 

Jewish teams chant ‘loss of life to Arabs’

Hundreds of Israeli ultra-nationalists, a few of them chanting “Demise to Arabs,” paraded via the center of the principle Palestinian thoroughfare in occupied Jerusalem’s Outdated Metropolis on Sunday through the so-called flag march.

The crowds of overwhelmingly younger Orthodox Jewish males, gathered exterior Damascus Gate, waving flags, singing non secular and nationalistic songs, and shouting “the Jewish nation lives” earlier than coming into the Muslim Quarter.

One massive group chanted “Demise to Arabs,” and “Let your village burn down” earlier than descending into the Outdated Metropolis.


Israeli police clear Palestinians out

“The crowds of overwhelmingly younger Orthodox Jewish males, gathered exterior Damascus Gate, waving flags, singing non secular and nationalistic songs, and shouting “the Jewish nation lives” earlier than coming into the Muslim quarter of the previous metropolis,” Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan mentioned.

“One massive group chanted “Demise to Arabs,” and “Let your village burn down” earlier than descending into the Outdated Metropolis,” Khan reporting from Outdated Jerusalem mentioned.

“Police cleared Palestinians out of the realm, which is generally a bustling Palestinian thoroughfare.”


Israeli far-right parade

Every year, 1000’s of Israeli far-right teams take part within the parade, waving Israeli flags and singing songs as they cross via the slender streets of the Outdated Metropolis’s Muslim quarter.

The march is supposed to have a good time Israel’s seize of occupied East Jerusalem within the 1967 battle. Israel subsequently annexed the realm in a transfer that’s not internationally recognised.

Palestinians, who’ve been pressured to shutter their companies and keep indoors, view the march as a blatant provocation as Jewish settlers flaunt their sovereignty over the occupied territory.