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The Israeli plan, formulated under American pressure, is to help the Trump administration put pressure on Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to moderate his speech at the UN General Assembly.
The move also represents Hamas' aspiration to get a seat at the table should President Donald Trump's efforts at restoring the "peace process" with Israel succeed.
Referring to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Smotrich said: 'Never will there be an Arab state between the sea and the Jordan.'
"Mahmoud Abbas will be 92 a decade from now. Israel will not intervene in his replacement, but we will certainly expect changes."
Yahyah told Maurer that any swap deal between Hamas and Israel should “guarantee the release of Palestinian prisoners.”
Even though almost 55% of respondents believe the peace process should be resumed, some 80% believe it is dead.
Mahmoud Abbas "believes the palace should be used for public benefit by turning it into a huge national library."
Seeing as Abbas' Fatah is simply unable to carry out those eloquent suggestions of Trump's envoy, perhaps the US would be willing to send ground forces to forcibly reinstate the PA as the legitimate government of the Strip.
The Americans asked the PA leadership to "keep a low profile" and not initiate new moves at the UN, so that the Administration could advance President Trump's peace plan.
US sources also denied a report on Israel's Channel 10 Saturday night that Abbas told his American guests he had no intention to stop payments to terrorists sitting in Israeli jails, nor to released terrorists or the families of dead terrorists.
The US Consulate—rather than the US embassy in Tel Aviv—said the US-run talks are the best way to reach a comprehensive peace agreement.
State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert slaughtered some sacred cows on Wednesday.
Needless to say, Gal-On and the Meretz gang did not condemn the Chairman for using more than a million Arabs as hostages in his conflict with his political foes in Gaza.
The PA government which should transfer 40% of its donated medicine in Ramallah to the Gaza Strip, while 60% should remains. Alas, "only around 5% to 7% actually reaches the strip.”
YES program was established by Congress in October 2002, in response to the events of September 11, 2001 (when 19 Arab terrorists attacked two major commercial skyscrapers in downtown New York City, killing upwards of 3,000 innocent American civilians).
The American delegation is scheduled to arrive in the region at the end of August, and will include US peace envoy Jared Kushner, US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell.
"The [PLO] Executive Committee condemned the legislators of the American Congress and their positions towards the Palestinian people."
The Palestinian Authority leadership has been reluctant to join a peace process at this point in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political crisis, while he is under investigations and could face indictments in the coming months.
Hamas said in response to Abbas' Saturday speech that the Chairman's threats against the Gaza Strip were "an explosive charge placed on the reconciliation efforts," blaming Abbas of acting to further deepen Gaza's isolation.
The Jordanian king's visit is expected to last several hours. Abdullah last traveled to Ramallah five years ago.
Dalal Mughrabi led the deadliest terror attack in Israel's history, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding more than 70 others.
Erekat suffers from pulmonary fibrosis, diagnosed over a year ago.
'We arrested a hard core of rioters who took an active part in the violent riots directed against the security forces,' Police said.
It was a night of outrageous celebration the likes of which the Arabs of the territories had not experienced maybe since the toppling of the twin towers.