APN Outraged by Trump Administration's Backtracking on Two-State Solution — Press Release

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Former Secretary of State James Baker took nine trips to the region to produce the 1991 Madrid peace conference.

Palestinian officials say they want the resolution of the conflict with Tel Aviv based on the two-state solution along the pre-1967 boundaries.

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

The source added that "Abbas's punitive steps aimed at bringing Hamas to the point of breakage and retreat from the administrative committee formed in the Gaza Strip in addition to the previous sanctions, which included the reduction of electricity by almost half".

Malki said he plans to ask Kushner about the U.S. position on Palestinian independence and Israeli settlements. His government, his base are very much against creating a Palestinian state.

By refusing to publicly endorse a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and suggesting that doing so would "bias one side over the other" regarding possible outcomes, the Trump Administration yesterday dropped a dangerous and unacceptable bombshell. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports on the expectations of what this trip could achieve.

Indeed, Trump has neither endorsed nor rejected the two-state solution - the mainstay of his three predecessors' approach to the peace process.

Like many colonial powers preferring divide and rule techniques to outright conquest, it would appear that Israel has decided to do with the Kurds what the British once did with the Zionists: support their claims to someone else's land.

By contrast, relations between Trump and the Palestinians have increasingly waned.

This is consistent with statements made by President Trump in the past.

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On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the Muslims of the world to show solidarity in issues related to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, adding that it was necessary to prevent the same abuse, violation of rights and attacks.

Or will he propose a top-down policy?

Trump aides have held a series of meetings with both sides, portraying them as hearing out concerns before deciding on a way forward. "Kushner is our dog", the sign said.

Similar courteous cookie-cutter statements were heard after Kushner's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

"The President's words have given succor to those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia", read a statement from the group. On Sunday, Abbas told Israeli parliamentarians that disarray in Washington was impacting any chance of restarting peace talks. For the Palestinians, U.S. aid has been essential for supporting the operation of the PA, for ensuring Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation.

The PA expended more than $1 billion in payments to terrorists and their families over a four-year period.

Persistence is critical. But so is keeping your powder dry when it's clear that the parties really aren't all that interested in helping out a US envoy.

Abbas told a delegation of Israeli lawmakers from the left-wing Meretz party during a meeting in Ramallah earlier in the week, referring to the U.S. leadership, "I don't even know how they are dealing with us because his entire administration is in chaos". Some analysts think Netanyahu will refuse to make concessions that may anger the Israeli right - such as Jewish settlements built on the West Bank - to protect his political flank.

ESTRIN: I don't think most of his government agrees with him.

Last week, the Palestinian, Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers expressed support for US Middle East peace efforts at a Cairo meeting.

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