web analytics
July 29, 2015 / 13 Av, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Erekat Pours Cold Water on Obama-Netanyahu-Abbas Meeting

Palestinian Authority senior negotiator Saeb Erekat insisted on Sunday that no plans are being made to arrange a three-way meeting next month with visiting President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Speculation arose last week over such a meeting, and outgoing Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon also said on Saturday that it might take a place. He threw in the name of Jordan’s King Abdullah as a possible fourth party in what would be a headline-grabbing event for President Obama.

The Palestinian Authority is remaining cool, skeptical and suspicious towards the visit, particularly since the United States voted against the Palestinian Authority’s successful bid for non-observer status in the United Nations and unofficial recognition of its  political and territorial demands. Running to the United Nations was a diplomatic slap in the face to the Obama administration, which argued that the move contradicted the Oslo Accords that prohibit both Israel and the PA from taking any unilateral steps instead of holding direct discussions.

Erekat on Sunday also dismissed American views of unity between the Fatah movement, headed by Abbas, and Hamas.

“The United States probably does not want Palestinian reconciliation, but President Abbas’ stance is that reconciliation is a higher Palestinian interest and priority,” he said.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “Erekat Pours Cold Water on Obama-Netanyahu-Abbas Meeting”

  1. We can't say that on the one hand the Oslo accords are dead, but on the other hand the Palestinians aren't complying with them. It has to be one or the other.

    I think the proper response was made to the PA declaration; we will build.

  2. We can't say that on the one hand the Oslo accords are dead, but on the other hand the Palestinians aren't complying with them. It has to be one or the other.

    I think the proper response was made to the PA declaration; we will build.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
The White House will free Pollard but bar him from traveling to Israel for five years.
US Won’t Let Pollard Out of Country for Five Years
Latest News Stories
2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin

Israel said the report is “fundamentally flawed in its methodologies, in its facts, in its legal analysis and in its conclusions,” and one-sided, bringing “into serious question Amnesty’s professional standards.”

Donald Trump

“I think what Mike has done has hit a nerve and he’s made people think a little bit.”

Palestinian Authority construction workers are usually involved in building the homes for both Jews and Arabs.

The Prime Minister approved construction of the homes after the High Court ordered demolitions of homes under construction.

The White House will free Pollard but bar him from traveling to Israel for five years.

The White House said Pollard’s serious crimes’ preclude his being allowed to travel abroad.

“Those who were highly connected to Israel were more likely to perceive their campus environment as hostile toward Jews and Israel and to report being blamed for Israel’s action.”

In explaining the confidential agreement between the IAEA and Iran, Moniz recalled a similar one between the agency and South Africa in the early 1990s.

Israel’s Air Force allegedly eliminates child-killer Samir Kuntar in Syrian Golan Heights.

The film will be based on Martin Blank’s play “The Law Of Return,” about Pollard’s work for the US Navy, and the process of his becoming a spy.

Dreinoff House, Beit El, July 29, 2015. Photos by Hillel Meir / Tazpit News Agency.

The solar energy field of at Kibbutz Ketura cost $79 million and consists of 140,743 solar panels.

The suspects belonged to an infrastructure that tried to disrupt the May 2014 visit of Pope Francis.

At least two reliable sources reported that Mullah Omar, one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, has died.

By noon Wednesday, Israeli forces were demolishing two buildings in Beit El.

Israeli, Lithuanian and American researchers have tracked down the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna.

Ahead of the Jewish holiday of love and matchmaking, Israelis in Samaria battle security forces and old nightmares.

A poll suggesting American Jews support the Iran deal is flawed, while a new poll reveals the opposite.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs
Mullah Mohammed Omar.

At least two reliable sources reported that Mullah Omar, one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, has died.

Gaddafi wasn’t in the court, as he is currently being held captive by one of the former rebel groups in Zintan.

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck south central Alaska Monday, 93 miles northwest of Anchorage at a depth of 77 miles. Alaskans felt the tremors, but no damage was reported. The epicenter of the tremor was on Yunaska Island, the largest island in the chain of volcanic Aleutian Islands that stretch across the northern Pacific from […]

…in the process of violently resisting arrest, the soldier knocked the terrorist unconscious.

Two Israeli policemen that were injured by Islamic terrorists on the Temple Mount on Sunday.

This is what happens to a Jew if he dares pray “Shema Yisrael”, one of the Jewish People’s oldest and most central prayers, if he is on the Temple Mount…

The following is a live feed / compilation of video feeds from Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount today, on Tisha b’Av. In the video you can see how the Jews get “greeted” by the Arabs on the Temple Mount, and the treatment they also get by the police, who are not happy that Jews […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/erekat-pours-cold-water-on-obama-netanyahu-abbas-meeting/2013/02/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: