Trump Admin explains why it’s changing the unsuccessful 40 year-old paradigm in search of peace, while trying to explain to an unappreciative Palestinian leadership that, “Nobody is entitled to America’s foreign aid.”
By Israel Today Staff
Despite being wholly dependent upon the goodwill of Israel, the Arab states and Western power-brokers, the Palestinian Authority has seemingly done its best to alienate each and every one.
It’s ironic, considering that much of the Palestinian leadership’s diplomatic efforts are focused on isolating Israel.
Israel’s reasons for distrusting the Palestinian Authority are clear. And numerous statements by Arab leaders across the Middle East in recent years reveal that they don’t think very highly of Mahmoud Abbas and his regime, even if they remain committed to the “Palestinian cause.”
But the bulk of the PA’s annual income comes from the West, and a large chunk of that used to be provided by the United States. Continue Reading »
– Spokesman for Palestinian Authority autocrat Mahmoud Abbas said the U.S. decision was a “flagrant assault” against the Palestinian people, and a “defiance of UN resolutions.” – Hamas Spokesman,”US leadership has become an enemy of our people and of our nation.”
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has cut all funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), questioning the organization’s “fundamental business model” of servicing an “endlessly and exponentially expanding community” of declared Palestinian refugees.
The move was previewed by US media outlets in recent weeks after e-mails from President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, were leaked showing his interest in “disrupting” the UN body. Continue Reading »
Senior advisor to US President Trump, Jared Kushner reportedly plans to eliminate UNRWA and resettle the Palestinian descendants of the refugees to neighboring countries, writing, ‘It is important to have an honest and sincere effort to disrupt UNRWA. It perpetuates a status quo, is corrupt, inefficient and doesn’t help peace.’
Jared Kushner, senior advisor and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, has reportedly been looking into the possibility of stripping the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip of their refugee status, consequently removing the issue of a Palestinian right of return from the negotiations table, according to a report in Foreign Policy on Friday. Continue Reading »
The U.S. is focusing their efforts to improve the humanitarian conditions in Gaza with a major infusion to the strip’s crippled infrastructure, but without the involvement of PA’s autocrat Abbas, since the peace plan has remained stalled due to the entrenchment of the Palestinian leadership.
With the United States’ highly-anticipated Mideast peace plan stalled amid an ongoing diplomatic freeze-out by the Palestinians, the Trump administration is shifting its focus towards efforts to improve humanitarian conditions in the impoverished Gaza Strip, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
The indignant Palestinian Authority autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas. – Photo: Reuters
A senior US official told The Post that Washington is considering a major infusion of development aid into the blockaded Palestinian enclave, demonstrating a commitment to Palestinian well-being that would make it more difficult for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to continue to snub peace talks. Continue Reading »
Speaking to an Arabic Palestinian daily, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law & senior Mid-East advisor announced his team’s readiness to begin the much-anticipated peace process for Israel and the Palestinians, even if Mahmoud Abbas refuses to return to the negotiations table, lamenting the PA autocrat’s reluctance to change his position these past 25 years.
Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, said that he is “ready to work with President Abbas,” a Palestinian newspaper reported on Sunday, but said he had little reason to believe the Palestinian leader has the “ability, or desire,” to reach a peace accord with Israel. Continue Reading »
Ignoring the vapid Palestinian response, Israel and the Arab Gulf states were among 19 nations that attended the Trump initiative held at the White House on what needs to be done to alleviate the Gaza humanitarian crisis. • Even though Abbas is foolishly boycotting the initiative, a senior administration official said, ‘Many of the projects could go ahead without the PA, but our goal is to involve it.’
News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
The White House on Tuesday hosted 19 nations, including Israel and Arab Gulf states, to address the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
But the Palestinian Authority, angered by the Trump administration’s policies on Jerusalem, boycotted the meeting. Continue Reading »
Trump’s peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, along with his senior adviser Jared Kushner, will convene an international “brainstorming” session designed to deal with the tiny, overpopulated coastal enclave that’s suffering from gross fiscal mismanagement, misappropriation of humanitarian aid, and unbridled embezzlement, all by Hamas, the ruling government.
Top White House officials will convene an international “brainstorming” session on Tuesday to find ways of improving the acute humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, Trump peace envoy Jason Greenblatt said.
Representatives of several countries will participate, along with Donald Trump’s embattled son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.
Palestinian in Gaza forced to remain in squalor as Hamas redirects funds for food, health, and reconstruction to tunnel-construction and wages to Hamas militants.
According to the Arab media report, the PA autocrat’s secretary referred Kushner to a PLO representative in Washington, a childish & sarcastic move to highlight the US Sec of State’s notice that the PLO’s mission in Washington may be closed as a point of law, since the Palestinians breached a signed agreement, precipitating its closure.
By Nitsan Keidar
Arab media reported on Wednesday that Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas had refused a phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.
According to the report, Abbas’s secretary referred Kushner to a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) representative in Washington. Continue Reading »
Trump’s mid-East “peace team” seeks to facilitate an equitable deal, without dictating terms as the previous administration, for a lasting congruous arrangement to improve the lives of Israelis and Palestinians, using tools serendipitously made available from the changing political winds.
WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump’s point men on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have diligently listened to its key players for 10 months, studying the region’s storied past, working to earn the trust of both sides and leveraging the serendipitous alignment of interests that has recently formed between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors.
Donald J. Trump’s Special Representative Jason Greenblatt – Screenshot: Facebook
Their listening tour continues, but the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, as well as his special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, have in their short time in diplomatic service formed some ideas of their own. Continue Reading »
Steve Bannon reportedly texted a friend on May 3 about ditching upcoming meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, “I’m not going to breathe the same air as that terrorist.”
United States President Donald Trump’s outgoing chief strategist boycotted a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in May, branding him a “terrorist”, Vanity Fair reported on Sunday.
Ex-WH Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (R) & ex-WH Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. (L) – Photo: Gage Skidmore\Wikimedia
“I’m not going to breathe the same air as that terrorist,” Steve Bannon reportedly texted a friend on May 3, when the Palestinian Authority President was in town to meet his newly minted US counterpart. Continue Reading »
PM Netanyahu is to meet Russia’s President Putin in the resort city of Sochi and afterwards with President Trump’s US envoys to discuss Iran, Syria, and how to persuade the Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas, to engage in peace talks.
By Nitsan Keidar
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Wednesday in the Russian city Sochi, near the Black Sea.
Israel’s PM Netanyahu & Russian President Putin met to discuss cooperation in Syria. – Photo: Israel GPO
“In the past two years Prime Minister Netanyahu has met with Russian President Putin every few months in order to discuss bilateral and regional issues and in order to prevent friction between the Israeli and Russian air forces in Syria, so far successfully,” a spokesman said. Continue Reading »
Comedian and television host Conan O’Brien announced on his show that he will be visiting Israel in September to film a special episode of his travel series Conan without Borders. The announcement was complete with Israeli flag graphics and Hebrew text.
“Due to all the division, strife, intractable hatred and violence in our country right now I have decided to leave America for the relative peace and quiet of the Middle East. That’s right people, I am going to Israel!” He said.
He continued: “I may be in Israel the same week as President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who’s been sent there to broker a Middle East solution.
I have been reading the remarks you made to a group of congressional interns about the difficulties of finding a solution to the Middle East conflict. Among other things, you said this: “We’re thinking about what the right end-state is, and we’re trying to work with the parties very quietly to see if there’s a solution. And there may be no solution, but it’s one of the problem sets that the president asked us to focus on. Continue Reading »
In yet another leaked recording, US President Trump’s son-in-law is caught saying, “There may be no solution, but it’s one of the problem sets that the president asked us to focus on. So we’re going to focus on it and try to come to the right conclusion.”
Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior advisor of US President Donald Trump, has expressed doubt the American administration could find a “unique” solution that would lead to peace between Israel and the Palestinians, according to an audio recording leaked to WIRED magazine.
While speaking to congressional interns in Washington on Monday, Kushner was asked how he plans to negotiate peace between Israel and the Palestinians and how he plans to succeed where others have failed. Continue Reading »
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