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Netanyahu to Abbas: No Diplomacy, No Peace Without America

 “Whoever is not ready to talk with the Americans about peace – does not want peace.”

Pence in Amman After Talks in Cairo, Soon to Arrive in Israel

“We stand shoulder to shoulder with you in Egypt in the fight against terrorism,” Pence said.

Trump Makes Good on Threat, Cuts Payment to UNRWA

More than 50 percent of the U.S. initial payment to UNRWA was withheld "for future consideration."

Report: US Closer to Decision on Cutting Payment to UNRWA

Officials said the administration is considering the idea of making contributions dependent upon the Palestinian Authority's return to the negotiation table with Israel.

Abbas: Oslo Is Finished, Peace Deal Only with International Brokers

Israel is a "colonial project that has nothing to do with the Jews...We will not accept what the U.S. is going to propose to us and will not accept its mediation."

PLO Threatens (Again) to Rescind ‘Recognition’ of Israel

Next week the PLO leadership plans to present a proposal to change the status of the Palestinian Authority from a “transitional authority” to a “state under occupation.”

Report: Abbas to Meet Putin in February

Back in early December, following Trump's Jerusalem declaration, Abbas announced that the US is no longer qualified to serve as an honest broker for the peace negotiations with Israel, and said he is seeking an alternative.

Hamas Names Head of Operations and Terror Divisions in Judea, Samaria

Maher Obaid is coordinating operations for the Hamas “Judea & Samaria Desk,” which operates out of Gaza.

Ambassador Friedman on Havat Gilad Murder: ‘Look No Further to Why There Is No...

Hamas is not likely to claim responsibility for the murder, having learned the lesson of the summer of 2014, when Hamas agents murdered three Israeli teens and brought a torrent of devastation on the Gaza Strip.

Peace Now: IDF Civil Government Set to Approve 1,300 Housing Units in the Settlements

We don't know for sure, but if Peace Now says so, it could be true, so like, Hallelujah?

World Media Ignoring Possibility of Trump Aid Cut Getting Palestinian Authority to Cooperate

Two scenarios – even more violent Arabs in the territories and a PLO that's shopping around world capitals for an independent state – represent the essence of media criticism of President Trump's threat to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority.

Japan Invites Israel, US & Palestinian Authority to Tokyo Peace Summit

It's not known how the Palestinian Authority responded to the Japanese peace summit proposal.

Watch Netanyahu Tell Japan’s Foreign Minister ‘We Both Live in Challenging Regions’

"We’re committed to the pursuit of prosperity, security and peace, and I think it’s easier for any one of us to achieve it with the help of the other."

In Paris, Macron Tells Abbas No Recognition for ‘Palestine’ Right Now

“There is no other solution than the two-state solution, and no two state-solution without an agreement by both sides on Jerusalem."

Abbas Makes It Official: We Won’t Accept Any US Plan

"The US decided to support Israel’s claims and rhetoric of an exclusive 'Jewish capital,' over the inclusion and respect that a city important to the three monotheistic religions should have," Abbas claimed, ignoring the fact that when the holy city had been under Arab rule, from 1949 to 1967, Jews were completely banned from their holy sites.

Full Text: Pres. Trump’s National Security Strategy, Excerpt on Middle East

"We remain committed to helping facilitate a comprehensive peace agreement that is acceptable to both Israelis and Palestinians."

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Lauds Trump Administration’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

We are honored to have been actively involved in this effort and to work closely with the leading advocates for this move, particularly our dear friends Ambassador David Friedman and Congressman Ron DeSantis.

Delusional PLO Looking for New Peace Mediator

Shaath promised, "We will go to the Security Council with a draft resolution against the United States and demand recognition of the state of Palestine." Of course, the United States has a veto power over all UNSC decisions.

White House Confirms Western Wall Part of Israel, PA Irate

“We note that we cannot imagine Israel would sign a peace agreement that didn’t include the Western Wall.”

Pence Postpones Visit to Israel to Help Pass Senate Tax Reform Bill

The folks in Ramallah, meanwhile, declared the US Vice President persona non grata, because of the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. So no laying a wreath on Chairman Arafat's grave for now.

Abbas Defies Oslo Agreements, Demands Full UN membership

Instead of waiting for Israel to complete its part in implementing Oslo, Abbas urged the full support of the OIC members for the PA's quest to become a full member of the United Nations.

Netanyahu to Macron: Erdogan Should Not Preach to Israel

"Erdogan should not preach to us; he bombs Kurdish villages in Turkey, imprisons journalists, helps Iran evade international sanctions and helps terrorists attack innocents in Gaza and other places."

White House: Abbas’ Boycott of Pence Another Missed Opportunity

"The Vice President very much looks forward to traveling to the region and to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President el-Sisi."

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