The White House requested to be updated on potential misuse of US funding of UNRWA; Switzerland suspended their aid with the Netherlands following suit in the wake of the UN report of sexual misconduct, corruption at the highest levels of the Palestinian refugee agency.
By Elad Benari
The White House is seeking clarifications from the UN on the investigation into alleged ethical abuses at UNRWA, the UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”, Israel’s Channel 12 News revealed on Friday.
A senior official told the channel that even though the US stopped contributing to UNRWA, they are concerned there was misuse of US funds. Continue Reading »
After Palestinian administrative official condemned US diplomats for their planned participation in the upcoming City of David event as supporting the ‘Judaization’ of Jerusalem, the US envoy snapped back saying, ‘We can’t ‘Judaize’ what history and archeology already prove.’
By Tal Polon
US envoy Jason Greenblatt on Sunday slammed the PA for accusing the US of supporting the “Judaization” of Jerusalem, calling the claim “ludicrous.”
King David’s Citadel in Jerusalem’s ‘Old City’ – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The PA claim was connected to expected US participation in an inaugural ceremony for the “Pilgrim’s Road” at the City of David excavation site near the Old City of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
WATCH: At the UN Security Council, US Mideast Envoy Jason Greenblatt, blasts UNRWA failures, blaming the Palestinian refugee organization for squandering the significant funds donated by many countries, including the $6 BILLION contributed by the U.S. alone.
President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, said in a speech to the Security Council that the Palestinians would make a mistake if they did not come to the economic conference initiated by the United States in Bahrain.
“It would be a mistake for the Palestinians not to join us. They have nothing to lose and much to gain…” he said adding that it would be the first step towards a political solution to the conflict that would “transform the lives of the Palestinians.” Continue Reading »
President Trump’s Special Envoy for Middle East negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, published a new official map of Israel, including the Golan Heights, and Jerusalem marked as Israel’s capital on Twitter.
– Including: The case for the State of Israel’s legal rights to the Golan Heights under International Law
By HAGAY HACOHEN
US Envoy for Middle East negotiations Jason Greenblatt released a map of Israel, including the Golan Heights, on social media on Tuesday.
The new map, which includes the Golan Heights as a part of Israel, was added to the US international maps system, according to the tweet.
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Jason Greenblatt, President Trump’s Mideast envoy, tells U.N. Security Council: PA’s political decision to blame Israel by rejecting $150 million in tax revenues, only hurts Palestinians in useless gesture.
• Kuwait tells UNSC: Many here believe Palestinians “have the right … to do whatever they want with their money.”
By Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
An “overwhelming” number of U.N. Security Council members oppose Israel’s decision to deduct money that Palestinians transfer to the families of terrorists who carried out attacks on Israel from their monthly tax revenue, Kuwait’s U.N. ambassador said Friday.
Mansour Al-Otaibi told reporters after a closed-door council meeting that Israel’s action was “in violation of existing bilateral agreements.” Continue Reading »
REPORT: For the first time, US President Trump’s senior adviser will reportedly provide an update on the long awaited Israel-PA peace plan during the upcoming Warsaw Middle East conference next week.
By Elad Benari
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is expected to share an update about the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan during a public session at the Warsaw Middle East conference next Thursday, Channel 13 News’Barak Ravid reported on Tuesday.
A White House official said Kushner will be participating in a discussion hosted by former Norwegian foreign minister Borge Brende on efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict. Continue Reading »
Jason Greenblatt mocks the Palestinian Authority for propagandizing U.S. officials’ tour of Jerusalem’s Western Wall, as a ‘violation of international law,’ tweeting, “Peace can only be built on truth and reality. You cannot wipe away truth, or history. Time to get serious!”
By Erez Linn
U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt slammed the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday, saying it has not come to terms with reality.
“PA officials criticize…@AmbJohnBolton and @USAmbIsrael visit to historic Jewish areas of Jerusalem. Will these officials ever realize that peace can only be built on truth and reality?” Greenblatt tweeted.
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President Trump’s special mid-East envoy Jason Greenblatt tweeted his support for the rail line Israel’s Minister of Transportation proposed during his historic visit to Oman, linking Israel’s ports on the Mediterranean to Jordan, Saudi Arabia & the Gulf States.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The Trump Administration has backed an Israeli plan to link Haifa with Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, hinting that it was in line with the US peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
US Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt tweeted his support for the rail line as Israeli Minister of Transportation and Intelligence Israel Katz made a historic visit to Oman to present its details to an international transportation event, the IRU World Congress. Continue Reading »
U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt writes op-ed in response to Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat’s outrageous ‘inaccuracies’, “Dr. Erekat, we have heard your voice for decades and it has not achieved anything close to Palestinian aspirations or anything close to a comprehensive peace agreement…The notion that Israel is going away, or that Jerusalem is not its capital, is a mirage.”
By Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
U.S. President Donald Trump’s special Middle East envoy lashed out at a veteran Palestinian official on Sunday, saying his “false claims” and rhetoric haven’t brought peace closer.
In an op-ed published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Jason Greenblatt responded to an earlier op-ed, penned by chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, accusing American officials of acting as “spokespeople” for Israel and criticizing the U.S. Continue Reading »
President Trump’s Special Representative for Int’l Negotiations Jason Greenblatt fires back at PLO official Saeb Erekat on Twitter for intentionally lying to purposely impede any possibility of cooperation between the Palestinians & the United States.
US special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt fired back after Palestinian official Saeb Erekat circulated a letter to foreign diplomats stationed in Ramallah, accusing the American diplomat of being a mouthpiece for Israel.
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COGAT commander, Maj-Gen Yoav Mordechai (left) takes President Trump’s Special Representative for Int’l Negotiations Jason Greenblatt (center) on a tour of the Gaza border, 29 Aug 2017. – Photo: U.S.
White House responds forceable to PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ latest insults, saying time has come to choose between hate and peace, says Jason Greenblatt, President Trump’s special representative for international negotiations.
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON — The White House forcefully pushed back on Monday night against a fresh round of insults from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hurled at a senior member of the Trump administration, after remaining quiet for months through his attacks following their decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Since that December policy move, Abbas and his aides have repeatedly attacked President Donald Trump and his senior staff. 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.
By MICHAEL WILNER
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 »
Supporting PM Netanyahu’s cabinet policy regarding the PA-Hamas reconciliation agreement, President Trump’s Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt says Hamas must disarm, abide by Quartet decisions, “and recognize the State of Israel.”
By Uzi Baruch
US Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt on Wednesday issued a statement regarding the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) recent reconciliation agreement with the Hamas terror group.
President Donald Trump’s international negotiations adviser, Jason Greenblatt (left), meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem – Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO
“All parties agree that it is essential that the Palestinian Authority be able to assume full, genuine, and unhindered civil and security responsibilities in Gaza and that we work together to improve the humanitarian situation for Palestinians living there,” Greenblatt said. Continue Reading »