Bahrain king calls for Mideast peace conference, backs recognizing Palestinian state

Bahrain’s king calls for an international Middle East peace conference at the start of an Arab League summit held under the shadow of the Israel-Hamas war.

“[We] call for an international conference for peace in the Middle East, in addition to supporting full recognition of the state of Palestine and accepting its membership in the United Nations,” says King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the summit’s host.

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