Tag: Peace Plan

UN chief backs 2-state solution

The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and stressed again that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the only path to peace. Guterres’ strong backing for an independent Palestinian state came ahead of the release of a long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace and Israeli elections […]

US envoy: Peace plan for Israel and Palestinians delayed ‘several months’

The U.S. ambassador to Israel said Sunday that the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan will likely not be released for “several months,” according to multiple reports. Ambassador David Friedman told reporters in Jerusalem that the plan is “pretty much completed,” but the administration must still smooth out certain details. The delay is due in part […]

Trump peace plan reportedly stalled in consideration of Israel elections

The White House will reportedly place its long-awaited “deal of the century” peace plan for the Middle East on hold in light of upcoming Israeli elections. Israel’s Channel 2 News reported on Monday that the Trump Administration’s proposal, set to be unveiled early 2019, may be delayed due to Israel’s current political events. Earlier on Monday, […]

Kushner: White House has shifted from Khashoggi killing to Israeli-Palestinian peace

Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, his father-in-law, said on Monday that the American intelligence community was still “making their assessments” regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but that the administration was “focused now on the broader region” in the Middle East. “I think our intelligence agencies are making their […]

FRIEDMAN SAYS PEACE U.S. PLAN WILL BE RELEASED WHEN ‘TIME IS RIPE’

Senior US officials want plan to be rolled out before Israeli elections The US “remains committed to sharing its vision for peace with Israel, the Palestinians and other regional and international stakeholders at the appropriate time,” US Ambassador David Friedman said on Monday. Friedman’s comments, in the form of a rare press release, came amid […]

Trump to discuss launch of Mideast peace plan with advisers this week — report

US president will review proposal with top foreign policy, national security aides amid political turmoil in Israel US President Donald Trump will meet with top advisers this week to review his administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and discuss the timing for its release, according to a television report on Sunday. The meeting will be attended by […]

Greenblatt: Israelis, Palestinians Will Have to Compromise

The US White House Middle East peace envoy, Jason Greenblatt, told Israeli officials that the US administration will soon announce the details of the “Deal of the Century,” political sources close to the matter in Tel Aviv said on Sunday. According to the sources, Greenblatt said all the information and details published so far about […]

Report: Netanyahu tried to renew ties with Abbas

TV report says Netanyahu dispatched Shin Bet to convince PA chairman to renew cooperation. Abbas refused. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attempted to renew ties with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and dispatched Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) chief Nadav Argaman for this purpose, Hadashot TVreported on Thursday. According to the report, Abbas refused all […]

LIBERMAN: NO POSSIBILITY OF AN AGREEMENT WITH HAMAS

“We will not restore quiet and calm to the South without dealing the most severe blow we can.” Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman continued his calls for a stronger approach to Hamas in the Gaza Strip Monday in a meeting of his Yisrael Beytenu faction. “There is no need to continue to wait,” he said. “There […]

President Trump, what two-state solution are we talking about?

The PLO chose the United Nations fantasyland to push its agenda in preference to negotiating with Israel. Trump sent Ronald Lauder to Jordan. Four major developments in the past week have heightened expectations that President Trump will have no option but to call on Jordan and Israel to negotiate the allocation of sovereignty between their […]