Senior PLO leader bloviated how a special committee empowered by PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas voted last month to freeze the PLO’s recognition of Israel until a Palestinian state is established along the June 4th, 1967 borders, and having cut off dealings with the U.S., he proudly boasted they effectively blocked President Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’.
By Dalit Halevi
Azzam al-Ahmad, a senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization and a Palestinian Authority legislator claimed recently that the PA had successfully blocked a long-awaited Middle East peace deal floated by President Donald Trump’s administration.
The peace plan, dubbed by Trump the “Deal of the century”, was never publicly released, though envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt discussed the key issues in the deal with both Israeli and Palestinian Authority officials during a series of visits to the region since Trump took office in January 2017. Continue Reading »
In a New Yorker report, the article articulates Palestinians rejection of the ‘best possible deal’, details covert meetings between Israel and the Gulf States (that angered the Obama White House) and touches on President Trump’s new Middle East policy.
By Amir Bogen
The New Yorker published Monday an article thoroughly reviewing US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy regarding the Middle East, describing how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to forge a relationship with him prior to his ascent to the White House, and detailing Israel’s relationship with Arab states in a front against Iran.
The review by by Adam Entous examines the White House’s up to date strategy concerning Israel, the Palestinians, and the Gulf states. 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 »
Israeli Knesset Member Yair Lapid claims PM Netanyahu has agreed to U.S. President Trump’s peace plan suggestion of making the Abu Dis neighbor of Jerusalem, the capital of the future Palestinian state.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The Abu Dis neighborhood bordering east Jerusalem will be the capital of a Palestinian state in US President Donald Trump’s planned peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid said Monday.
Israel’s security barrier (preventing entry to terrorists & suicide-bombers) separates Abu Dis from Jerusalem, Israel’s capital. – Photo: Yann/ Wikimedia
“Over the weekend, different sources began saying that in the American paper that will be presented next month, Abu Dis will be mentioned as the capital of Palestine,” Lapid said at a Yesh Atid faction meeting. Continue Reading »
Report: Although selected portions of the proposed peace plan is already being scrutinized by close U.S. allies, the Trump White House is reportedly planning to release their Mid-East peace plan publicly for Israel and the PA at the end of Ramadan, which ends June 14th.
By David Rosenberg
The Trump administration will release its much-anticipated Middle East peace plan next month, according to a report by The Associated Press.
The White House team charged with drawing up the peace plan, which includes Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Trump and the president’s son-in-law, and special envoy Jason Greenblatt, will release the plan at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Continue Reading »
Saudi Crown Prince tells Palestinian leader to “shut up and stop complaining” after having purposely “missed opportunities again and again, and rejected all the offers it was given.”
By Israel Today Staff
Saudi Arabia’s future king, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, apparently sees the Palestinian leadership as the primary obstacle to peace in the Holy Land.
That according to an Israel Channel 10 News report on the prince’s meeting with Jewish leaders in New York last month.
According to remarks attributed to the Saudi leader, he mercilessly criticized the Palestinian Authority for failing to make peace with Israel over the 40 years of the current peace process. Continue Reading »
Palestinian president was urged by jailed mass-murderer Marwan Barghouti to reject the soon to be made public American peace plan, at all costs, saying Trump will be gone sooner or later, then again, there will be a US leader that will capitulate to all of their demands.
By Israel Today Staff
Jailed terrorist leader Marwan Barghouti said that if the Palestinian Authority will just remain steadfast, US President Donald Trump will soon disappear, and the “peace” process can return to being a fully anti-Israel affair.
Trump is expected to soon announce his long-awaited Middle East peace plan.
Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas (left) and jailed mass-murderer Marwan Barghouti (by BDalim) – Photos: Wikimedia
Barghouti urged Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas to reject it, no matter its content and no matter what pressure he might come under. 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.
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. Continue Reading »
No longer concealing from American Presidents the Palestinian agenda of ultimately rejecting any peace agreement offered, Mahmoud Abbas is now openly admitting that while he may engage the US administration on its ideas to resolve the conflict, he will never accept any deal.
By ADAM RASGON
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said the Palestinians will not accept any US plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
He made the comment at the beginning of a conference in Ramallah about Jerusalem.
After reducing the local Christian population from over 70% to less than 10%, Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas visits the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Continue Reading »
The official spokesman for the Palestinian Authority kleptocrat Mahmoud Abbas, is threatening to increase the violence against Israel if the U.S. continues their endeavors in advancing the White House’s planned peace talks.
By Dalit Halevi
Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the official spokesman of Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, on Sunday threatened increased violence against Israel in an attempt to thwart the American plan to renew talks between Israel and the PA.
Palestinian thug, Nabil Abu Rudeineh – Photo: Arabic media
The PA’s official news agency Wafa quoted Abu Rudeineh as saying that “all the plots aimed at eliminating the Palestinian problem will collapse because of the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and its adherence to the basic principles and legitimate rights.”
“Our path is clear and we stand behind Abu Mazen’s historic leadership, in order to oppose all the suspicious plans,” he added. Continue Reading »
PA autocrat Abbas summoned to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah to discuss the ‘nearly finished’ US peace plan.
– Breaking from the strategies of past administrations, Trump’s peace initiative will be proposing specific solutions to ‘stickler points’ as opposed to a broad framework of principles suggested in past negotiations.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman on Monday to discuss US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which officials in Washington say is nearly ready to be unveiled.
A report by the New York Times on Sunday cited senior US officials as saying that the Trump administration is putting the finishing touches on the plan which will break from the strategies of past administrations by proposing specific solutions as opposed to a broad framework of principles. Continue Reading »
On behalf of the Palestinian autocrat, European countries have reached out to President Trump’s administration over making changes to the proposed U.S. peace plan.
– Chances of the White House taking into account the list of Palestinian demands (via the Europeans) is low, says a diplomatic source.
By Elior Levy
European countries have held talks with President Donald Trump’s administration—at the Palestinian Authority’s behest—in an attempt to change the American peace plan, reported the pan-Arab Al-Hayat newspaper Thursday morning.
Palestinians are reportedly demanding the Trump peace plan be based on the two-state solution predicated on the 1967 borders and east Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.Western diplomatic sources confirmed talks between the Washington administration and European countries were indeed taking place, but said chances were low of the Americans taking into account all of the Europeans’ demands regarding the peace push. Continue Reading »
Saudi newspaper headquartered in London quoted the Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister complaining how the U.S. plan tilts toward Israel, how it’s unacceptable to the Palestinians since it divides Jerusalem, won’t allow Palestinian refugees ‘right of return’ nor will Israel dismantle Jewish settlement blocks.
By HERB KEINON, MICHAEL WILNER
Two days after EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini [photographed below] warned the US against taking false steps on the peace process, the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat report Wednesday that the plan Washington is hammering out calls for a demilitarized Palestinian state with limited sovereignty and borders that do not match the 1967 lines. Continue Reading »
While reiterating how Palestinian hands are extended to peace, which will be achieved through negotiations, PA chairman refuses to:
1) Negotiate with Israel following Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,
2) Refuses the United States as an integral negotiation facilitator,
3) Refuses to drop Jerusalem as their capital,
4) Demands the return of 5 million “refugees” to Israel.
– So much for Abbas’ veracity of negotiating without preconditions.
By Dalit Halevi
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas is continuing his diplomatic offensive against the United States and Israel following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and Washington’s cut to the financial aid it provides to UNRWA. Continue Reading »