Although the discovery of an ancient 2,00-year-old road was celebrated by many worldwide, others were not so happy about the development
Arab League official says the participation of an official U.S. delegation in the unveiling of an ancient Jerusalem road “proves the American administration’s absolute bias.”
“One thing that is not acceptable to the Trump administration is to compromise Israel’s security in any manner whatsoever,” Greenblatt said.
“The P.A. is refusing to accept over $150 million in revenue to protest the fact that $11 million is being withheld, only to make a political point,” said U.S. special envoy Jason Greenblatt. “Does that sound like a governing authority that is concerned with the welfare of its people?”
The year 2018 saw a number of Arab governments speaking openly about normalizing relations with Israel. On a political level, the fresh interest in Israel by Arab countries seems to be fueled by a desire to team up against a potentially nuclear Shiite Iran. Iran is home to 70 million Shiite Muslims.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will vote today (Thursday) on a U.S.-drafted resolution condemning egregious violations undertaken by the Palestinian Hamas movement.
“We are aware of reports of ongoing rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza against targets in Israel,” a State Department official said “We condemn these attacks and call for their immediate halt. We stand with Israel as it defends itself against these attacks.”
U.S. President Donald Trump’s long-awaited “ultimate deal” peace-plan will likely be unpopular in parts to both Israelis and Palestinians, according to Mideast envoy, Jason Greenblatt.
U.S. president plans to unveil the much-anticipated “deal of the century” during his Sept. 25 address before the General Assembly, according to the Palestinian press. U.S. official says Trump believes that if his plan fails, no other peace plan will be able to work.
According to reports, U.S. Ambassador David Friedman stated that in a U.S. brokered agreement with the Palestinians, there would be “no reason to evacuate settlements.”