Tag: Palestine

U.N. Envoy Says U.S. Still Backs Palestinian State

Twenty-four hours after President Trump swatted away at a broad international consensus on how to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians, his United Nations envoy sought to assure the world on Thursday that his administration supports Palestinian statehood but wants a “thinking out of the box” approach. “We absolutely support a two-state solution,” the American […]

Donald Trump says US not committed to two-state Israel-Palestine solution

Donald Trump has dropped a two-decades old US commitment to the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel as part of a permanent Middle East peace agreement. Speaking at a joint press conference with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the US president did not rule out a two-state solution but implied his administration had […]

Abbas: We are still committed to a two-state solution

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that he is still committed to the two-state solution and is prepared to work with the new US administration, according to a statement from the PA president’s office. The PA president “affirmed [his] continuing commitment to the two-state option, international law and legitimacy, which should ensure the […]

Palestinians Dismayed as U.S. Appears to Back Off Two-State Solution

GAZA CITY — Palestinians reacted with anger and bafflement on Wednesday after the Trump administration apparently backed away from insisting that having two states — one for Israelis, one for Palestinians — was the only viable solution to the decades-long Middle East conflict. Saeb Erekat, chief negotiator for the Palestinians, raised the specter of “apartheid” […]

Israel-Palestinian conflict: US ‘thinking outside box’

The US ambassador to the UN has said her country “absolutely” supports the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. But Nikki Haley also said the Trump administration was “thinking outside the box as well”, suggesting it was open to other possible solutions. For many years, the US has advocated the establishment of […]

Palestinians warn Trump against abandoning two-state solution

Palestinians warned the United States on Wednesday against abandoning a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel after a White House official said peace did not necessarily have to entail Palestinian statehood.US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet later in the day for the first time since the US election in November […]

Official: Trump won’t insist on ‘two-state solution’

A senior White House official declared on Tuesday night that the United States would no longer insist on a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian Authority (PA) conflict. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States would not seek to dictate the terms of any eventual peace settlement, but would support what […]

Abandoning two-state solution is ‘no joke’, Palestinian officials say

Palestinians have angrily warned the United States against abandoning a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, after a White House official said peace did not necessarily have to entail Palestinian statehood. As Donald Trump and the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, prepared to meet in Washington on Wednesday, Palestinian officials said the only alternative […]

UN chief ‘regrets’ opposition to former PA leader as Libya envoy

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday said he “deeply” regretted the opposition to the appointment of former Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Salam Fayyad as the UN’s peace envoy to Libya. “I deeply regret this opposition and I do not see any reason for it,” Guterres said at the annual World Government Summit hosted by […]

Country of birth: Judea and Samaria

Parents of kindergartners from all over Israel were surprised to discover that Israel’s Education Ministry had reported some of the parents’ country of birth as “Judea and Samaria” or the “Palestinian Authority.” “It’s unfathomable,” S., who is the mother of a kindergartner, told Arutz Sheva. “The Israeli government’s official forms turn Judea and Samaria into […]