Tag Archive for Trump Peace Initiative

Palestinian autocrat Abbas repeats: Jerusalem is only Arab, Islamic & Christian

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 »

Palestinian Arabs Violently Chase American Diplomats Out of Bethlehem

Palestinian autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas’ abusive language directed at the American administration has manifested in Palestinians shoving American diplomats physically out of a building in Betlehem, and yelling “you are not welcome,” then hurling tomatoes and kicking the diplomat’s cars as they attempted to flee to safety back in Jerusalem.

By Israel Today Staff

 

Palestinian outrage over US President Donald Trump’s support for Israel’s claims to the city of Jerusalem has finally turned to violence against Americans.

Palestinians in the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem hang effigies of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, January 27, 2018 – Photo: Facebook (Times of Israel)

The US Consulate in Jerusalem last week attempted to host a digital marketing workshop in Bethlehem. Continue Reading »

Poll: Palestinian Arabs prefer terrorism over peace deal with Israel

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, found that a mere 26% of Palestinian Arabs support efforts to establish a peace deal with Israel, while most prefer continuing its “armed struggle,” the cynical euphemism for murdering Jews.

By David Rosenberg

 

A plurality of Palestinian Arabs support terror attacks against Israelis Jews, while only about a quarter say they support negotiations to resolve the conflict, a new poll shows.

According to the results of a survey released Thursday by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, nearly 40% of Arab residents of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip backed the use of violence against Israelis – called by the euphemism “armed struggle” for the purposes of the poll. Continue Reading »

White House Scorns Abbas for Crying to ‘Mama’ Europe After Pop said ‘No’

Rift continues to widen between White House and Palestinian Authority’s autocrat after leader attempted to eject President Trump from peace process by running to European Union Parliament in Brussels seeking statehood recognition without engaging in peace talks.
WATCH: Amb. Nikki Haley shellacs Mahmoud Abbas at UNSC

By Ryan Jones

 

The Trump White House was none too impressed by the Palestinian leadership’s temper tantrum following the president’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

And the Americans were downright scornful after the Palestinians then went crying to Europe and attempted to eject Trump from the Middle East peace process.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was in Brussels this week in a bid to convince the European Union to supplant the United States as the primary third-party broker in the peace process. Continue Reading »

Amb. Nikki Haley spotlights Abbas’ lack of courage in achieving Peace with Israel

WATCH Video:  US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley articulated how Jordan’s previous monarch, King Hussein, as well as Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat had the courage to seek peace for their people, but Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has for decades, used only “hate-filled speeches and end-runs around negotiations,” that only guaranteed a continuing conflict.
“We will not chase after a Palestinian leadership that lacks what is needed to achieve peace,” Haley said.

By MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON – Following a warning from President Donald Trump that the US will cut aid to the Palestinians if they refuse to return to peace talks with Israel, his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, specified the administration’s criticism to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, questioning his ability to lead his people to peace. Continue Reading »

At Davos Netanyahu proposes to int’l community ‘new model’ for peace with Palestinians

With the majority of both Israelis and Arabs rejecting the ‘2-state solution,’  PM Netanyahu suggested to the World Economic Forum in Davos a ‘new model’ for peace with the Palestinians, with Israel maintaining security control of the region, but allowing the Arabs to govern themselves.
– Netanyahu asserted: ‘There’s no substitute for the US’ as mediator.’

By The Associated Press, Reuters

 

Israel’s prime minister is suggesting a “new model” for peace with the Palestinians that would allow them to govern themselves but maintain Israeli control over security.

Speaking at a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Benjamin Netanyahu declined to endorse a “two-state solution” favored by the Palestinians and most of the international community. Continue Reading »

Arab Leaders in Davos Agree: Peace Talks Should Resume Despite Jerusalem Controversy

– Saudi FM, “It will be possible to renew negotiations despite the current crisis…”
– King Abdullah II of Jordan, “Renewing the negotiations is dependent on goodwill expressed by both parties.” 

By GIDEON KOUTS / MAARIV

 

Arab leaders in Davos expressed optimism Wednesday about the possibility of renewing Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, despite controversy over the recent US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

King Abdullah II of Jordan – Photo: World Economic Forum/Wikimedia

King Abdullah II of Jordan told Maariv during the Davos conference that, following US President Donald Trump’s announcement and intention to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, he would rather see the glass half full and focus on relations with Israel and how these ties can promote peace. Continue Reading »

To counter Trump’s momentum, Abbas seeks EU’s recognition of ‘State of Palestine’

On Monday, the Palestinian Authority’s despot will be in Brussels to meet European foreign ministers where he will ask the EU to officially recognize the state of “Palestine” as a way to go around US President Trump’s Peace Initiative, scheduled to be made public soon.

By Elad Benari

 

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas will ask the EU to officially recognize the state of “Palestine” when he meets foreign ministers from the bloc on Monday, a senior official told AFP Sunday.

Riad al-Malki, the PA official in charge of foreign affairs, said Abbas will tell the EU it should take the step “as a way to respond” to U.S. Continue Reading »

U.S. Vice President Pence lands in Israel for 3-day trip

Welcomed on the tarmac by Minister Levin & US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, VP Mike Pence lands in Israel for a 3-day visit where he’s to have meetings on Trump’s peace initiative, Iran, regional security and deliver a speech to the Knesset, which is bing boycotted by the Arab Joint Knesset Members.

By Reuters

 

US Vice President Mike Pence began a visit to Israel on Sunday after being praised as a “great friend” by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and shunned by the Palestinians over US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Pence was welcomed at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport by Israel’s Tourism Minister Yariv Levin and US Envoy to Israel David Friedman and made no statement to reporters before travelling to Jerusalem.It is the highest-level US visit to the region since President Donald Trump made his Jerusalem declaration on December 6 and promised to begin the process of moving the American embassy to the city, whose status is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Continue Reading »

U.S. State Dept. withholds additional $45 million pledged for Palestinian aid

Last month he United States pledged $45 million to the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal, led by the the UN agency in charge of assisting exclusively Palestinian refugees, which just had $65 million withheld from their coffers.

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff

 

The United States will not provide $45 million in food aid for Palestinians that it pledged last month as part of the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal led by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, the U.S. State Department said Thursday.

Earlier this week, the State Department said that Washington would withhold a separate $65 million it had planned to hand over to the U.N. Continue Reading »

Exposed: Abbas blamed Trump after leak of ‘US Peace Plan’ from Saudi Arabia

According to reports, upon learning of proposed ‘US Peace Plan’ during Saudi  visit in November, the PA despot exploited Trump’s Jerusalem declaration to extricate himself from a plan that would create a Palestinian state not based on the 1967 lines, and without flooding Israel with refugees.

By GIL HOFFMAN

 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas decided to deliver Sunday’s speech – in which he ruled out a peace process as long as Donald Trump is US president – after parts of Trump’s Middle East peace plan were leaked to him by the Saudis, Channel 2 reported on Tuesday night.

Even before Sunday’s speech, Ben Caspit of The Jerusalem Post’s Hebrew sister paper Maariv reported last week that Abbas was angered by the preliminary reports of Trump’s plan that the Saudis had given him. Continue Reading »

DONE! White House slashes UNRWA grant from $125 million to $60 million

Someone needs to tell Abbas: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”
– President Trump and American UN Ambassador Nikki Haley had both previously threatened to cut funds should Abbas not engage in peace. Instead of listening, Abbas cursed Trump and the United States.

By i24NEWS

 

The United States have frozen over half of their contribution to United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), from $125 million dollars to a mere $60 million.

The move comes on the backdrop of a deterioration in relations between the United States and the Palestinian Authority, which has been particularly sharp since President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6. Continue Reading »

Palestinian leader: “Israel is a colonial project that has nothing to do with the Jews.”

During a speech at a meeting of the PLO’s Palestinian Central Council, Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas cursed the US president in Arabic, “May your house be destroyed.”

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas denounced US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace efforts as the “slap of the century”, declaring that Israel had “ended” the Oslo accords delivering a speech at the PLO Committee meeting on Sunday.

“Today is the day that the Oslo Accords end. Israel killed them,” he said referring to the 1990’s landmark agreements that led to the creation of the Palestinian Authority and envisioned a final resolution to the conflict. Continue Reading »

PLO: No peace talks with Israel until Trump annuls Jerusalem recognition

In the spirit of threats and thuggery, PLO official Saeb Erekat takes a shot at bullying President Trump by refusing to resume any future peace negotiations with Israel until the United States annuls its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

By JTA

 

The chief negotiator for the PA said that it will not resume any kind of peace negotiations with Israel until the United States walks back its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“The Palestinian leadership will not accept any offers for negotiations unless the American decision on Jerusalem is annulled,” Saeb Erekat said Tuesday in an interview with the official Voice of Palestine radio, the official Palestinian Authority WAFA news website reported. Continue Reading »

Analysis: Trimming UNRWA aid will not initiate a humanitarian crisis

Shocking revelation from the Lebanese Bureau of Statistics expose how UNRWA radically increased the true number of Palestinian Arabs under its jurisdiction by more than double, for excessive funding.

By Yochanan Visser

 

Last week, both President Donald Trump and Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the U.N., indicated that the administration was considering completely cutting off US aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Middle East (UNRWA).

On Friday, TV Channel 1 in Israel reported the US administration would freeze roughly a third of the American aid to UNRWA.

The decision was reportedly taken after the Israeli government asked the US to gradually reduce its contribution to UNRWA in order to force the organization to reform and to wean the Palestinian Arabs of the extensive aid the largest UN organization provides to roughly five million Palestinian “refugees” and their descendants. Continue Reading »