Jason Greenblatt said that the hesitation from the Israeli side surprised him because the US administration repeatedly assured Israel that Israel's "security is first and foremost” in the proposal.
Should the US cut its aid to Jordan, there's no telling who would fill the void. Sure, it could be the Saudis or the Qataris, but it could also be the Iranians, the Russians, or the Chinese.
The protest activities are orchestrated by the Gaza and PA governments and will continue in coordination and partnership with national action groups and trade unions through Wednesday.
“I don’t know that the Palestinian Authority is the last word on how to create a better life for the Palestinians. The Palestinians themselves should have a say in that."
Greenblatt told the UNSC that “the sad truth is that saying the same things, repeating the same tired talking points, but not identifying a realistic way forward, has not and will not lead to peace – Ever!”
The "deal of the century" will compensate local Arabs with billions of dollars in investments in their economic and civic well-being, for the fact that they will remain an autonomous canton, but not a state.
Now, you tell me this is not the saddest report about the saddest politician in the Middle East, saying irrelevant, previous-century stuff to a cabinet of moth-eaten stuffed shirts as time passes him by.
If there's one thing Israel must learn from the idea of Land for Peace it is to cease being a satellite of the US, give up US military aid, and seek alliances with more superpowers.
The Trump deal also calls for keeping Israeli settlements intact, hands Israeli control of the Judea and Samaria border crossings into Jordan, as well as security, water and the entire Jordan Valley.
Amos Oz was genetically incapable of striving for peace – with fellow Jews who challenged his views. With Arabs and folks who worshiped him he got along just fine.
Say what you will about Russian diplomats, they know their English Lit.
It remains to be seen how Greenblatt plans to incorporate his clear understanding of the borderline-suicidal policies of the Gaza terror gang into his much touted plan for a "deal of the century."
Katz argues that his proposed system in effect would revive the Hejaz railway, the Ottoman-era line that connected Damascus with Medina in the Arabian peninsula.
Shaked is a ball of contradictions, which gives her power and makes her uniquely pan-Israeli.
"It’s not a state now. It does not meet the customary international [law] test of statehood. It doesn’t control defined boundaries. It doesn’t fulfill the normal functions of government. There are a whole host of reasons why it’s not a state."
In June, Ramah national director Rabbi Mitchell Cohen circulated an email vowing: “Ramah camps have not engaged—and will not engage—in any way with IfNotNow as an organization.”
Fooled us once, shame on us. There won't be a second fooling.
Levy repeats the mantra that only the complete return of Judea and Samaria to the Arabs would guarantee the desired, long-lasting peace.
The Palestinian Central Council decided on the suspension of recognition of the State of Israel until it recognizes the State of Palestine.
Why haven't the PLO and Hamas permitted these three million or so people to turn their tent and shack cities into actual cities? Because if they do, it would mean they have given up the hope of returning to Israel.
During the hearing, the squatters' attorneys made it clear that their clients were not willing to move too far from the current location of their shantytown, at most "a hundred or two hundred meters."
On May 14, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newest star of the leftwing of the Democratic party, tweeted, in reaction to an Al Jazeera story on...
Most Israelis want the leadership to let the IDF win.
"Only after that, we will make a decision on our embassy move," Bogdanov said.
The PA denied having sent its representative to the clandestine meeting.
"Simply resolving core issues without creating a pathway to a better life will not lead to a durable solution."
The Palestinian Authority has been boycotting the Trump administration since December 2017, which is why Kushner and Greenblatt will likely skip Ramallah this time.
"I hope the citizens of South Korea will gain the quiet they have been seeking for years.”
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.
"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."