- Senior Palestinian Official: U.S. Trying to Bring Down PA
by JERUSALEM POST STAFF, https://www.jpost.com/
The United States has become “nothing else than spokespeople for the Israeli occupation,” former Palestinian chief negotiator Erekat said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Saturday night for the second day in a row with US negotiators Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, even as the Palestinian Authority continues to boycott the team and characterize them as “spokespeople for the Israeli occupation” intent on normalizing “Israeli apartheid” and dividing the Palestinian people.
The two senior US officials arrived in Israel late on Thursday on the final leg of a five-country Mideast tour that began in Jordan on Tuesday, and included Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar. They met for four hours with Netanyahu on Friday afternoon, joined in their talks by US Ambassador David Friedman, and Israel Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer.
Following Friday’s meeting, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement saying the discussions centered on the diplomatic process with the Palestinians, regional developments and the security and humanitarian situation in Gaza.
The Kushner and Greenblatt tour of the region comes as the Trump administration is considering if, when and how to roll-out a blueprint for a peace process which the Palestinians – because of the US decision to move its capital to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel’s capital – have already rejected.