Palestinian leader visits Russian Federation for backing over Jerusalem

Palestinian leader visits Russian Federation for backing over Jerusalem

Palestinian leader visits Russian Federation for backing over Jerusalem

In the exclusive interview with Israel Hayom, Trump also urged both Israel and Palestine to make "hard compromises" to reach a peace agreement, as he warned against Israeli settlements. "Right now, I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace. It still works. Besides, the main task of the U.S. consul in Jerusalem remains to represent the United States in relations with the Palestinians, because the USA relations with Israel are still handled by the embassy in Tel Aviv", Shaath said. Just two weeks ago, Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt told European Union ambassadors that the president does not consider Israeli settlements to be an obstacle to peace.

"By taking Jerusalem off the table I wanted to make it clear that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and as for specific boundaries, I would support what both sides agreed to", Trump told newspaper Israel Hayom on Sunday.

Asked whether the settlements will be part of the peace plan, Trump replied, "We will be talking about settlements".

Alexander Shumilin, a Middle East scholar at the Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, called Abbas' visit "an attempt to cosy up to Russia, a consistent ally, and to stop Netanyahu leading Moscow astray during an improvement in Russia-Israeli ties".

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"The settlements are something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace, so I think Israel has to be very careful with the settlements", he said.

Al-Khalidi said that the Abbas-Putin meeting was "important" because it comes on the eve of the PA president's address before the UN General Assembly later this month. The Palestinians see East Jerusalem as their future capital. "No, I am not somebody who believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace".

He said the US had long acted as an "arbiter" in the region despite its close ties to Israel, citing the 1979 peace deal with Egypt as an example.

Donald Trump has threatened to cut aid to countries that voted against Washington's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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More than 600,000 Jews live in around 140 settlements which are considered illegal under worldwide law and were built since Israel's occupation in 1967 of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to make an official visit to Palestine, re-assured Abbas that "we are committed to take care of the cause and well-being of Palestinian people".

According to the official, the United States has over the past 11 years opposed the idea of an worldwide conference, insisting on direct negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel as the preferred method to ending the conflict.

"I think Jerusalem was a very big point and I think it was a very important point", he said. "When I think of the likely consequences I think this is more ambivalent", Gabriel said.

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