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Abbas said to rebuff Trump request to meet; wants Kushner, Greenblatt fired

editor 7 September 2018

By Times of Israel (TOI) Staff.. US officials tell Palestinians peace plan rollout will be delayed at least until after November midterm elections, according to Hadashot news report. US President Donald Trump reportedly offered to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas later this month on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in an attempt to rectify their troubled ties. [Photo top right: US President Donald J. Trump’s Special Envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, June 21, 2017. Photo by Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv ***US EMBASSY TEL AVIV HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES*** flash 90].  (more…)

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Greenblatt: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is not the Core Regional Problem

editor 6 September 2018

By Jonathan Weber Rosen.. Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s chief envoy to the Middle East peace process, disseminated sharp words in three different languages concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that it “is not, as many have claimed, the core conflict of the region.” [Photo top right: Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt attends a press conference regarding the water agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90].  (more…)

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Report: U.S. to ask Gulf states to invest in Gaza economy

editor 22 June 2018

By Arutz Sheva Staff.. The Trump administration is trying to convince Arab monarchies in the Gulf to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in economic projects in Gaza, Haaretz reported on Sunday (June 17, 2018). The move is an attempt to calm the security situation in the coastal enclave and generate momentum before the White House presents its Middle East peace plan. [Photo top right:White House aides Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt | credit (Bloomberg and AP Photos) T.J. Kirkpatrick].  (more…)

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Trump Mideast Envoy: The Palestinians Deserve So Much More Than Saeb Erekat

editor 13 June 2018

By Jason Greenblatt.. The inaccurate, unhelpful and false rhetoric of Palestinian leaders like Dr Erekat have not brought peace, and never will. It’s time to hear different Palestinian voices with the courage to seize peace. I write regarding Dr. Saeb Erekat’s outburst set forth in his op-ed (“Partners in occupation: Trump provides the anti-Palestinian incitement, Israel the bullets,” May 17) in which he criticized the move of the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

>>Saeb Erekat responds: The Trump administration, peddling Israeli extremism, is killing the peace process, not me

[Photo top right: Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat speaking during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt. Photo credit: AP]. (more…)

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‘We’re Working Very Hard’ on Mideast Peace Plan, US Ambassador to Israel Says at ZOA Annual Dinner

editor 17 November 2017

By Shiryn Solny.. Speaking exclusively with JNS.org, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Sunday night (November 12, 2017) confirmed a report that a team from the Trump administration is drafting an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. “We’re working very hard on it,” Friedman said of the Mideast peace proposal, in an interview at the Zionist Organization of America’s (ZOA) annual awards dinner in New York City. “It’s hard to comment on it while we’re in the middle, because it’s delicate.” He added that more information about the plan will be publicized in “a few months.” (more…)

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