Abbas, Haley spar over Israel at Security Council meeting
- Author: Rogelio Becker Feb 21, 2018,
Feb 21, 2018, 4:21
Jared Kusher, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and Middle East envoy, was among the American delegation listening to Mr Abbas, who reiterated that it was now impossible for the United States to solve the region's problems after recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The U.S. State Department, in response to Abbas' call, said later Tuesday it would consider involving other countries in the future if it believedthat would be helpful.
Haley was accompanied to the council meeting by Jason Greenblatt, the United States envoy for Middle East peace and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.
"The US stands ready to work with the Palestinian leadership. but we will not chase after you". "We welcome you as the leader of the Palestinian people here today".
But the pair talked about other topics as well - including the Palestinian-Israeli settlement process, the outlet reported.
"We give them hundreds of millions of dollars in aid and support", he said, before warning "that money's not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace".
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, warned the Council that "the enemies of peace are growing more confident by the day" because "every failure of the forces of moderation as a win for the forces of radicalisation".
The United States has said it would veto any such attempt and Qudwa said he did not expect a major policy announcement, such as a fresh push for full membership, during the speech.
White House spokesman Josh Raffel said that the administration was hoping to hear some new ideas from Abbas and noted the "recognition that Jerusalem is holy to Jews in addition to Muslims and Christians is a step in the right direction". "The choice, Mister President, is yours".
"The Israeli government provides monthly allowances to terrorists who killed Palestinians", Tayseer Khalid, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said on Monday.
His address to the top United Nations body came amid simmering global concern over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The Trump administration is preparing a new peace plan even though chances for agreement appear dim.
"Our negotiators are sitting right behind me, ready to talk".
The Palestinian leader said the Trump administration made an "unlawful decision" when they announced the move and called for a "multi-lateral worldwide mechanism" to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Greenblatt and Kushner later met with council ambassadors behind closed doors to discuss United States peace efforts, but they did not provide specific details of the Trump plan.