WASHINGTON-- Arab countries are endorsing a Mideast peace plan that allow for "minor" shifts in Israel's 1967 border, moving them closer to President Barack Obama's two-state vision.
Speaking on behalf of six Arab states, Qatari Prime Minister Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani said the Arab League delegation accepted the possibility of mutually-agreed and "comparable" land swaps between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
He spoke after meeting across the street from the White House with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.
Kerry has been pushing Arab leaders to embrace a modified version of their 2002 Arab Peace Initiative as part of a new Mideast peace effort.
That proposal offered Israel universal recognition in the Arab world in exchange for a pullback to its 1967 borders.