Abbas calls for worldwide peace conference at UNSC

Abbas calls for worldwide peace conference at UNSC

Abbas calls for worldwide peace conference at UNSC

It described his speech at the United Nations as "below expectations, and does not reflect the national position calling for ending Oslo Accords and rejecting return to negotiations with Israel". Twenty thousand new work permits will be issued under the plan, raising the total number of PA laborers in pre-1967 Israel to 100,000.

Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and the top administration official in charge of restarting the peace talks, and Jason Greenblatt, the top U.S. Middle East negotiator, were seated directly behind Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, for the Abbas address.

"I spoke with some restaurant owners who had come to me asking what they could do if all of their [illegal immigrant] workers from Eritrea and Sudan were deported".

Israeli forces rounded up 20 Palestinians in overnight raids across the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military on Wednesday.

Israel considers all of Jerusalem to be its capital.

Abbas accused Israel of "acting as a State above the law".

Haley also rebuked the Palestinians' criticism of Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with Abbas calling the move "unlawful" during his remarks.


He said an autopsy will be carried out on al-Saradih's body - one in Israel's Abu Kabir Forensic Institute, which will be attended by a Palestinian pathologist, and the second at a Palestinian hospital after Israel returns his body to his family. He warned Palestine that if it wanted to receive aid from the United States, then it should return to peace talks with the US. The Palestinians view East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

A day after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced at a UN Security Council a peace initiative in his speech, skepticism raised by observers over the possibility of its success.

Though Kushner and Greenblatt didn't meet Abbas, they did meet informally behind closed doors with Security Council members. Danon said Abbas is always welcome to directly negotiate with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but chooses not to.

Last month, US President Donald Trump said that the US had taken Jerusalem off the negotiating table.

The Palestinian leadership has a choice of two paths - "absolutist demands, hateful rhetoric, and incitement to violence" which will only lead to hardship for the Palestinian people or "negotiation and compromise" that holds the promise of peace, Haley said.

Haley warned Abbas of a future based on his continued hatred and attacks against the U.S.

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