US presses to relocate embassy to Jerusalem

  • US presses to relocate embassy to Jerusalem

US presses to relocate embassy to Jerusalem

So it is no surprise that after another fiery but hollow speech by President Mahmoud Abbas, the Central Council has chose to "suspend" its recognition of Israel, end security cooperation with Israel, effectively nullify the 2003 Oslo accords, and call on the world to work for the creation of a Palestinian state and end Israel's colonisation policies.

The J Street statement said that while there is "no excuse" for what Abbas said, his remarks reflected his "frustration" and his "deep despair" over American policy. What's worse, the Palestinian President said, even after knowing all this, Trump has declared the united Jerusalem city as Israel's capital metropolis.

He publicly attacked the USA president over what he fears is an emerging plan to propose a Palestinian mini-state in only some of the land Israel occupied in 1967 and without a foothold in Jerusalem. Both Israelis and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their historic capitals.

US ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley felt compelled to comment on the comment, and said Washington is "not going to pay to be abused", referring to aid to the Palestinians through UNRWA and other conduits.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday 1 Shevat, announced that this is not the case.

Over the years, Abdullah has tried to soften continued domestic opposition to Jordan's peace treaty with Israel, struck by his father in 1994, in part by offering his services as mediator on behalf of the Palestinians, in dealings with Israel and the U.S. Mr. Friedman, who worked as a lawyer for Mr. Trump, pushed to move the embassy this year, and Mr. Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, who oversees the president's Middle East peace initiative, backed him. He said that the city will be a gate of peace only if Jerusalem be made the capital of Palestine.

"They have their own interests in mind and they haven't been prioritizing out of the Palestinians in a way that would prevent President el-Sisi from meeting with Vice President Pence", she said.

"Vice President Pence will not really be welcomed in Egypt", said Cairo University political scientist Engy Madi.

Denying Israel's Right to Exist - The Interim Agreement also stipulated the that the PA was obligated to "undertaking to revoke those articles of the Palestinian Covenant calling for the destruction of Israel".

In colloquial Palestinian Arabic, the phrase can have different connotations, from a harsh to a casual insult, but its use in a widely watched speech seemed jarring - and could exacerbate his already fragile relationship with an American president who is particularly averse to criticism.

Israel's alliance with Trump could also have deep long-term repercussions in the USA, where Israel has long prided itself on bipartisan support in Washington and support from American Jews. Combined with the Arab population in Israel, the number of Palestinians is near parity with Israel's Jewish population. Israel would then have to choose between giving Palestinians citizenship — threatening Israel's Jewish character — or creating an apartheid-like situation in which Jews have rights that Palestinians don't get. "They asked Holland, which had the largest navy in the world, to transfer the Jews", he said. "Rhetoric aside, I know him as a moderate, but there is a risky air of desperation in Ramallah that Israel better take seriously and try to find ways to engage in diplomatic talk on a two-state solution".