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In speech, Abbas advances blood libels, says Israel ‘has nothing to do with Judaism’
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas said he might “take tough steps in the near future in our relationship with our neighbors [Israel] and the Americans,” though he did not elaborate.
AIPAC head calls for creation of a Palestinian state in conference address
Howard Kohr, head of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, said everyone must work “toward that future: two states for two peoples. One Jewish with secure and defensible borders, and one Palestinian with its own flag and its own future.”
Stephen M. Flatow
The price for Trump’s Israel plan is too high
American Jewish leaders need to make it clear to the Trump administration that any international control over any part of Jerusalem is unacceptable.
Abbas meets Putin in Moscow in attempt to reduce U.S. role in peace process
Abbas tells Putin that Palestinians “refuse to cooperate in any form with the U.S.” Putin replies by telling Abbas that he just spoke with Trump, adding, “naturally we spoke about the Palestinian-Israeli settlement . . . I would like to convey to you his best wishes.”
Palestinians fume as U.S. plan seeks to reduce P.A. presence in Jerusalem
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas's recent tirade against U.S. President Donald Trump was prompted by a stipulation in Washington's peace plan that seeks to reduce the role the P.A. plays in Jerusalem.
U.S. envoy Greenblatt: America won’t impose deal on Israelis and Palestinians
U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt urged Israelis and Palestinians to enter into peace negotiations brokered by the Trump administration, but stated that America would not seek to impose a solution on either side.
Trump says Palestinians ‘disrespected’ US by boycotting Pence, threatens aid cuts
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday met with President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the two leaders discussed the peace process, Iran and U.S. support for Israel in international bodies.
White House: no contact between Trump’s Mideast team and Palestinians since Jerusalem announcement
Report: Netanyahu offered Obama administration Palestinian state in Sinai
Four former senior Obama administration officials have reportedly claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered to implement a two-state solution in which the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria would be absorbed into Israel in return for the Palestinians receiving land in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula.
Jonathan S. Tobin
How Balfour explains why the peace process failed
The symbolism of Mahmoud Abbas' threatened lawsuit against Great Britain over the 100-year-old Balfour Declaration tells us what is preventing peace between Israel and the Palestinians.