White House: Abbas “Distorting” Trump Remarks on Yerushalayim and Preventing Peace 

The White House is hitting back against PA President Mahmoud Abbas over his speech Wednesday dismissing any future role for Washington in the Middle East peace process following President Trump’s recognition last week of Yerushalayim as Israel’s capital.
A senior White House official told the Jerusalem Post, “This rhetoric, which has prevented peace for years, is not surprising, as we anticipated reactions like this. We will remain hard at work putting together our plan, which will benefit the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. It is also important to ignore the distortions and instead focus on what the president actually said last week – the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem are subject to final status negotiations between the parties, the United States continues to take no position on any final status issues, and the United States would support a two-state solution if agreed to by both sides.”
{CB Frommer-Matzav.com Newscenter}


    • Agree 100% with #1.
      The next Palestinian leader who deals with Israel in good faith will be the first. Until then, the playbook has always been dangle the prospect for peace, never give an actual meaningful list of what they want (“Right of Return”, i.e. turning Israel into an Arab country isn’t meaningful), storm out of negotiations and start a new wave of terror attacks.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here