Unlike the European Union, who are backing Palestinians seeking to stop implementation of Israel’s sovereignty over parts of the West Bank – which is part of Trump’s Peace to Prosperity plan, senior Saudi and Jordanian officials have admitted moderate Arab states are backing Israel’s sovereignty plan in closed-door talks with the US.
By David Rosenberg
A number of Arab states allied with the US are quietly backing Israel’s plan to apply sovereignty over nearly a third of Judea and Samaria, despite officially opposing the move, senior Arab officials say.
The Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan, first unveiled on January 28th, includes provision for Israel applying sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea area, and all Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »
With the Palestinian leadership trying to replace Trump’s ‘Vision for Peace’ plan, the Quartet’s video conference, requested by the Palestinian Authority, culminated without a resolution.
By OMRI NAHMIAS
The Palestinian Authority’s push to replace the US as the sole broker for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process failed to yield immediate results as a Quartet video conference on the matter ended without any conclusions.
Quartet representatives discussed Israeli plans to annex portions of the West Bank, including the July 1 deadline for Israel to begin to apply such sovereignty as laid out in the coalition agreement between the Likud and Blue and White parties, according to a person familiar with the discussion. Continue Reading »
The Palestinian autocrat stressed that his PA is ‘absolved’ from all signed agreements & understandings with the US and Israel, including the security-related agreements between the Palestinian internal security and the IDF.
By CODY LEVINE, TZVI JOFFRE
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared Tuesday that the PA is “absolved” of all security agreements and understandings between Israel and the PLO, in addition to agreements with the US, according to the Palestinian WAFA news agency. Abbas also placed responsibility for the West Bank on Israel as an “occupying power.”
Abbas stressed that security-related agreements are included in his statement.
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addresses the Arab League to refute Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’.
Senior White House diplomats: We will approve Israeli sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley within months if the Palestinian leadership continue in their intransigence to negotiate peace with Israel, and “they will have only themselves to blame.”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Trump administration is planning to signal its approval for Israel to declare sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley within months, despite the political situation in the country if the Palestinians Arabs do not return to the negotiating table.
Channel 13 News political correspondent Barak Ravid reported that the White House is moving forward with the implementation of President Trump’s peace plan. Continue Reading »
Palestinian lawyers threaten to sue any company or individual, in American & European courts, who ‘accepts’ or is involved in the implementation of U.S. President Trump’s peace-plan called, “Peace to Prosperity.”
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian lawyers have launched an initiative to file lawsuits in the US and Europe against politicians and businessmen who accept US President Donald Trump’s recently unveiled plan for Mideast peace.
The initiative comes on the eve of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s address to the UN Security Council, where he is expected to urge the international community to reject the Trump plan.
Palestinian Kleptocrat Mahmoud Abbas ‘choking on his lies’ before the General Debate, 73rd Session
One of the lawyers behind the initiative, Gandhi Rubai, told official PA news agency Wafa that a number of lawyers volunteered to file cases to various international bodies, including the UN, against people who intend to cooperate with the Trump plan, called “Peace to Prosperity.” Continue Reading »
Abbas & Co. called the plan, “biased” because Trump’s peace plan demands the Palestinians stop killing Jews, respect Press, Religious, & Human Rights, adopt government transparency, and maintain a reliable judicial system to earn an endorsement for a Palestinian State.
By Boaz Bismuth
We live in historical times. The Arab Israelis, who have always been very suspicious of “occupying” Israel, now embrace Israeli rule and exclaim that they wish to remain part of Israel even if the Palestinians fulfill their national aspirations and see a state established.
US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan has pledged many benefits for Israel and has set a series of preconditions the Palestinian must meet, including relinquishing all forms of terrorism and adopting proper governance practices. Continue Reading »
With a quarter of the EU states refusing to pass a resolution condemning Trump’s plan and Israel’s intention to annex the parts of Judea & Samaria [a.k.a. West Bank] included in the “Vision for Peace Conceptual Map,” the new EU foreign policy chief issues his own angry statement.
By Ryan Jones
Josep Borrell, the European Union High Representative (the title sounds more impressive than it really is), was clearly among those most offended by US President (now there’s a title with power!) Donald Trump’s Middle East peace proposal.
Earlier this week, Borrell urgently convened the EU to vote on a resolution condemning Trump’s plan and Israel’s intention to use it as a green light to annex large swaths of the so-called “West Bank.” Continue Reading »
WATCH: A new music video posted on the official Facebook page of Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party warns the Palestinians of what will happen to them if they support Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan.
By Ryan Jones
The Trump Administration has lamented that there are almost no voices of support for the “Peace to Prosperity” plan among the Palestinians.
Sure, the proposal leans toward Israeli security concerns and requires Palestinian compliance before any rewards are to be had. But it does contain quite a lot of reward for the Palestinians, including what are, quite frankly, unearned economic incentives.
Screen Shot of PMW translation
But evidence suggests that it’s not so much the content of the plan that has precluded any support among the Palestinians. Continue Reading »
A US official said Jason Kushner will travel to New York City to brief the UN Security Council on the White House’s ‘Peace to Prosperity’ plan and the Palestinian leadership’s opposition before the Palestinian autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas, presents a possible anti-Trump resolution.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF, OMRI NAHMIAS
US special envoy Jason Kushner may brief the United Nations Security Council about the Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” ahead of a possible New York visit by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
A US official said, “Kushner will travel to New York on Thursday to brief UNSC Ambassadors on our Vision for Peace.” Continue Reading »
According to Israel’s TV11 news, the day following President Trump’s announcement in the White House of his administration’s “Deal of the Century”, CIA Director Gina Haspel, had a secret meeting with Abbas’ intelligence director, Majid Faraj in Ramallah.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
CIA Director Gina Cheri Haspel paid a secret visit to Ramallah one day after US President Donald Trump presented the “deal of the century” peace plan, reports said.
According to Kan, Haspel met senior Palestinian Authority (PA) officials, and was told of the PA threat to cut security ties with both Israel and the US.
Chief of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Intelligence Services Majid Faraj- Photo: Twitter
Haspel did not meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas during her visit, but with his intelligence director, Majid Faraj. Continue Reading »
In more open displays of ‘rage’, Palestinian leaders engage in public bravado and muster West Bank Arabs to protest and burn a Trump effigy over his administration’s peace plan. But will they dare go any further?
By Ryan Jones
If the Palestinians didn’t like the Trump Administration before, Tuesday’s publication of the “Deal of the Century” has made them completely lose their minds.
Having long ago failed in their efforts to militarily defeat Israel, a body that represents the various different Palestinian factions has now effectively declared war on America.
Doesn’t make much sense, I know. But welcome to the Middle East conflict. Continue Reading »
U.S. President Trump’s Deal of the Century “undercuts prospects for a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” said former US president Jimmy Carter, 95, in a statement.
By i24NEWS, AFP
Former US president Jimmy Carter denounced the Trump administration’s vision for Middle East peace on Friday while urging the United Nations Security Council to uphold international law and stop Israel from annexing West Bank territory.
“The new US plan undercuts prospects for a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” Carter, 95, said in a statement.
Jimmy Carter with good Palestinian friends Arafat & Abbas
“If implemented, the plan will doom the only viable solution to this long-running conflict, the two-state solution,” said Carter, who brokered the landmark 1978 Camp David Accords that brought peace between Israel and Egypt. Continue Reading »
President Trump is basically telling the Palestinian leadership to ‘suck it up’ or maybe lose everything, because finally, the Israelis are going to get what they need to survive.
The Palestinians’ bluff has been called By Melanie Phillips, JNS.org.
US President Donald Trump’s Middle East “Deal of the Century” offers the Palestinians a state. They have rejected it and threatened instead to ramp up violence against Israel.
No one can be surprised. They have rejected every offer of a state previously made to them in 1937, 1947, 2000, 2008 and 2014.
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NO negotiations, NO compromise, NO Peace.
Ten Israeli Arab communities, which largely self-identify as Palestinian and were originally designated to fall under Jordanian control during the negotiations of the Armistice Line of 1949, now absolutely refuse to be part of a future State of Palestine.
– “The plan is delusional…there will not be another Nakba.” says Arab mayor of Taibeh.
By Hassan Shaalan
Israeli Arabs in what is commonly known as the Triangle of Arab communities have slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s newly unveiled Mideast peace plan, under which their communities face being transferred to a future Palestinian state.
In its section on borders, the U.S. Continue Reading »
Analysis: With the Trump State Department’s policy on Jewish settlements a direct contradiction to previous administrations, Israeli leaders may find themselves facing an ICC prosecutor who contends there’s a ‘reasonable basis’ to believe building Jewish neighborhoods is a war crime.
By the Associated Press
Emboldened by a supportive White House, Israel appears to be barreling toward a showdown with the international community over its half-century-old settlement enterprise in the West Bank.
With the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court poised to launch a war crimes probe of Israel’s settlement policies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday announced plans to move ahead with the potentially explosive annexation of large parts of the West Bank, including dozens of settlements. Continue Reading »