The Arab League has endorsed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas rejection of Israel's demand for recognition as a Jewish state.

In a statement issued in Cairo‚ Council of the Arab League has confirmed its support for the Palestinian leadership in its effort to end the Israeli occupation over Palestinian lands‚ and emphasized its rejection of recognizing Israel as a 'Jewish state.

The United States wants Abbas to make the concession as part of peace efforts to reach an agreement to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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