Erekat: “The U.S. cannot be a mediator or partner in the peace process unless it withdraws its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, because it makes no sense for Palestine to be without East Jerusalem as its capital."
Call it the art of the deal or call it simply Trump's impatience with politeness and protocol – he did pop the question.
It would be a real eye opener for the 83-year-old Abbas should Trump keep his word and come over in May to inaugurate the new American embassy in Jerusalem.
The Bolton appointment presents the Israeli right with a window of opportunity for swift changes in Judea, Samaria and Gaza – a window which may be as narrow as a mere few months.
Greenblatt's choice not to declare that the Abbas slur effectively disqualified him from joining the negotiations table was described by King Solomon: "As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly."
It is disheartening that recommendations for the preservation of Israel's "Zionist vision of a Jewish, democratic, secure, and ethical state" while ignoring Hamas' Hitlerist designs on the Jewish State's very existence.
Last week, Qatar attended the Gaza Conference hosted by the White House, as did Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel.
"But out of this curse comes a blessing ... Because of the growing danger of Iran ... virtually all the Arab countries, no longer see Israel as their enemy, but as their vital ally in countering the threat of militant Islam."
Four hundred participants packed the event to support Judea and Samaria in face of delegitimization and boycotts, organized by YESHA Council.
"We urge you, the honorable AIPAC leadership and members, to revise you policy and mold your vision taking into account lessons of the past, existing realities and the will of the people of Israel."
"That would be a great thing for the world, it would be a great thing for this country, and for everybody, so we’re working very hard on it – and we have a shot at doing it."
"We must all work for that, toward that future, two states for two peoples: one Jewish with secure and defensible borders and one Palestinian with its own flag and its own future."
In addition, the Consulate General urged citizens to "avoid the areas of the protests/demonstrations, exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests, monitor local media and keep a low profile."
“It's hard for me to see how they would want” a single state, which is why both sides "are pushing toward a two-state” solution.
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Kahlon called on the Palestinian Authority to return to negotiations under U.S. auspices, saying, “The Americans are the only fair mediators in the region.”
Abbas practically ran from the chamber after he finished delivering his address to the world body, without waiting to hear responses from the UNSC members.
"For thousands of years, Jerusalem has been the heart and soul of our people... and it will remain the undivided capital of the State of Israel forever.”
"I will decline the advice I was recently given by your top negotiator, Saeb Erekat. I will not shut up. Rather, I will respectfully speak some hard truths."
Mahmoud Abbas outlined in his speech the necessary "outcomes" of any peace conference the Palestinian Authority is willing to attend.
Abbas spokesman Rudeina said the speech will send a message that "justice, peace and land are the only way to a secure, stable and prosperous Middle East, free from all forms of terrorism.”
Monday saw an awkward turn in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's and President Donald Trump's "friends for ever" relationship, and a turn on a dime by Trump in his relationship with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
But Netanyahu “did not present the United States with specific annexation proposals, and in any case the United States did not give its consent to the proposals.”
“I don't know frankly if we are going to even have talks, we will see what happens, but I think it is very foolish for the Palestinians and I also think it would be very foolish for the Israelis if they don't make a deal."
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"We will control security west of the Jordan. Whether or not it’s defined as a state when we have the military control, is another matter. But I’d rather not discuss labels but substance.”