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H.Res. 231 (115th): Celebrating the importance of the 15th Anniversary of the Arab Peace Initiative as a meaningful effort by Arab countries to the commitment of peace in the Middle East.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 27, 2017.


Recognizes the importance of the 15th anniversary of the Arab Peace Initiative as a meaningful effort by regional Arab countries to support peace in the Middle East and to bring an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Commends regional Arab and Muslim-majority countries that have taken steps to end the conflict.

Congratulates Jordan on its presidency of the Arab League on March 9, 2017.

Supports the efforts of regional Arab and Muslim-majority countries to strengthen regional security cooperation and stability through discussions with Israel.

Urges Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and regional Arab and Muslim-majority countries to engage in negotiations to advance the peace process and support the normalization of relations.