With White House emissaries arriving this week to begin talks, Palestinian autocrat Abbas is becoming increasingly frustrated as he maintains how Israeli construction of new homes in Jewish West Bank communities are the main obstacle to peace, but can’t get Trump to agree publicly, as the past president was so keen to do.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Israeli politicians that the Donald Trump administration believes in ending settlement construction and the two-state solution but refuses to publicly say so.
Abbas told members of the left-wing Meretz party that he found the administration’s policy incomprehensible.
“I have met with Trump’s emissaries to the Middle East about 20 times since the beginning of his tenure, and they repeatedly emphasized to me how much they believe in and are committed to the two-state solution and to the cessation of construction in the settlements,” Abbas said. “I urged them to say the same thing to Netanyahu, but they recoil.
“I don’t understand their conduct towards us, as inside his country the administration is in chaos,” Abbas added.
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