Three Arab states, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinians have been invited to join the UN Security Council in November, according to a document published on Monday by the Palestinian Authority.
The document also called on the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, to hold a summit with the US, Britain, France and Germany in November.
A spokesman for Abbas said the Palestinian delegation had met with the foreign ministers of the three countries and had agreed to attend the meeting in New York in November after the visit of a delegation of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar.
The United Arab Emirate and the United Kingdom have said they will be in New Delhi to participate in the talks.
However, the two countries are not expected to attend.
The UAE has been the most vocal critic of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories and has said it will not join the peace process if the status of the Palestinian territories is left to the Israeli government.
In December, the Palestinian prime minister, Salam Fayyad, said he would not attend the summit in New England, calling it an “absurd choice”.
The UAE also said it had no plans to attend either of the upcoming meetings, which are scheduled for November and December.
“We are not planning to attend in New New York,” Abu Dhabi-based Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in a statement published on his website.
Abbas has repeatedly said he does not want the UN to become the new Jerusalem. “
The UAE has always opposed all attempts to divide the Arab world, but we have no intention to take part in the next round of talks unless the issue is resolved.”
Abbas has repeatedly said he does not want the UN to become the new Jerusalem.
“As for the UN being the new place of peace, we will never accept that.
The UN should be the centre of peace in the region,” Abbas told Al Jazeera in 2013.
The Arab League has said that if a peace deal is reached between Israel and the PLO, it would be the Arab League’s duty to help the Palestinian people achieve it.
Israel says it will continue to occupy East Jerusalem and the West Bank and has refused to recognise it as its capital.
The Palestinians have long said that East Jerusalem, the contested western sector of the city that includes the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, is their capital.
They want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War.
In 1974, the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 242, which said “in the final analysis, the occupied Arab territories constitute the capital in Israel of the Jewish people and that the occupying power must transfer to them the entire Arab land of Palestine”.
But the US and many European countries have said that the Palestinians need to agree to the internationally recognised status of East Jerusalem.