web analytics
March 6, 2015 / 15 Adar , 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
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the United States, calling for rejection of a bad nuclear deal with Iran, on March 03, 2015.
Post-Bibi Bipartisanship May Result in Congressional Ability to Review Iran Deal
Latest News Stories
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the United States, calling for rejection of a bad nuclear deal with Iran, on March 03, 2015.

Netanyahu’s speech, attacked as partisan, birthed a very significant bipartisan Congressional review agreement.

Esther Denouncing Haman

Rabbi Lau was surreptitiously talking about current events and not ancient texts on the news Friday morning…

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Iran’s Zarif claims his country is the peaceful anchor in the region, while Israel is the evil danger.

The dollar was trading at 4.01 shekels shortly before noon Friday, the highest rate since 2012. The Bank of Israel reported Friday that it bought $1 billion worth of dollars last month in its currency war to make the shekel cheap and increase exports. The shekel-rate sneaked across the 4.00 level last week but quickly receded. […]

A large turnout of Bedouin and Arab voters may make the United Arab List the third largest Knesset party.

Five people were wounded, including two policewomen, near a light rail train station in eastern Jerusalem.

Purim is a national holiday and costume party in Israel, when there is a spirit of unity.

The decision could lead to the collapse of the Palestinian Authority.

A plane crash and snow storm all but paralyzed LaGuardia International Airport in New York on Thursday; one runway opened the airport by evening.

Actor Harrison Ford is in fair condition after crash-landing a private plane on a golf course in Venice, CA, Thursday afternoon.

An abandoned Jewish soldier who died for Ukraine was rescued and given a proper Jewish burial by ZAKA. Their story.

The race for nuclear power has begun in the Middle East in response to fears of an Iranian nuclear threat.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Megillah reading, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, inside the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem on March 05, 2015. The festival of Purim commemorates the rescue of Jews from genocide in ancient Persia.

A hitchhiker pulled out a gun and stopped the attack.

Israel was the sixth-highest source for tourists to Germany in 2014.

Eshed said that a smart meter can run for as long as 10 years if it is equipped with this chipset.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs

The house, which is made up of simple mortar and stone walls that was cut into a rocky hillside, was first discovered in the 1880s by nuns at the Sisters of Nazareth convent.

Ron Dermer on Fox

Ron Dermer responds to Netanyahu critics following Netanyahu’s speech.

When Hamas launches rockets at Tel Aviv, only 100,000 people will need to seek shelter, instead of 400,000.

Two Islamic holidays have officially been added to the New York City public school calendar, closing schools on those days starting next year.

Eli Yishai is starting to surge upward.

Eli Beer stunned the 16,500 AIPAC conference participants by arriving on stage with lights and sirens blaring on an ambucycle, a specially equipped motorcycle ambulance designed by United Hatzalah to speed up emergency response times.

The transcript of PM Netanyahu’s speech is available here. The speech begins at 6pm Israel Time / 11AM NY Time.

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: