Tag: Peace Plan

‘US wants Israel to earmark land for future Palestinian state’

The United States wants Israel to earmark lands for the future Palestinian state, former US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt told Army Radio Thursday. Washington seeks the move in exchange for giving a green light for Israel to apply sovereignty to about 30% of Judea and Samaria under the Middle East peace plan presented by […]

Jordan could ‘look positively’ on one-state solution if Palestinian-Israeli rights equal

Jordan’s prime minister has said his country could view positively a “one-state democratic solution” to the Israel-Palestine dispute, as he warned that Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank could unleash a new wave of extremism in the Middle East. Omar Razzaz told the Guardian that the Israeli prime minister’s annexation policy would be […]

The peace process will have to wait

I believe we Jews must confront an uncomfortable truth: As long as Islam does not reform in the Middle East, there can never be peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The extreme theology holds not only that the State of Israel is an affront to Islam, but also in Islamic lands, Jews must be […]

Kushner: US to approve annexation if Palestinians don’t negotiate

Despite a refusal by the Palestinians to be involved in any negotiations and a lack of government in Israel, US President Donald Trump’s administration will push forward with the “Deal of the Century” peace plan, including giving White House approval to Israeli annexation, senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner told US senators in a closed-room meeting […]

Members of joint US-Israeli committee to map West Bank rule announced

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will lead the joint US-Israel committee that will map the areas where Israel will be allowed to apply sovereignty, according to an Israeli newspaper’s report. The members of the committee were recently appointed. Along with Friedman, the US members include his senior adviser, Aryeh Lightstone, and Scott Leith, director […]

Iran’s President: Trump Doesn’t Want War Ahead of 2020 Vote

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid. Rouhani said that Trump knows that war with Iran will “ruin” his chances of winning the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The Iranian leader added that war would […]

EU punts on joint response to Trump plan until next month

European Union foreign ministers did not officially respond to US President Donald Trump’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians at their monthly meeting in Brussels on Monday. Several ministers asked that the Trump plan be an official agenda item in next month’s EU Foreign Council meeting, with written conclusions. “We had an exchange of […]

Palestinian consensus against ‘Deal of the Century’

The National and Islamic Forces, the coordinating framework of the Palestinian Authority, and the Israeli Arab Higher Monitoring Committee, on Monday declared a full Palestinian consensus against the American peace initiative. Following a meeting in Ramallah, a joint statement was issued saying that “the ‘Deal of the Century’ is the result of a Zionist-American alliance […]

Netanyahu says Israel has started mapping West Bank areas to annex

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday said Israel has begun mapping parts of the West Bank to annex, appearing to further step back from a pledge to swiftly apply Israeli sovereignty over these areas following the publication of US President Donald Trump’s peace plan. “We’re already in the process of mapping the territory that according […]

Criticism of US Mideast plan softened in UN draft resolution

A reworked Palestinian Authority resolution has dropped its initial condemnation of President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan, opting for less confrontational language ahead of a United Nations Security Council vote, a copy obtained by AFPshows. The latest draft also no longer mentions the United States by name as the plan’s author, and couches its criticism […]