Kushner confirms peace plan to be released following Ramadan and formation of Israel’s new government; Greenblatt confirms reports, calls on PA to try deal as rejecting it “will do nothing to improve the lives of the Palestinians.”
President Trump’s “Deal of the Century” will not be released until following Ramadan sometime in June. The update was made by President Trump’s special advisor to the Middle East Jared Kushner speaking before diplomats on Wednesday, and then confirmed by US envoy Jason Greenblatt.
Greenblatt also addressed newly instated Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh’s recent claims that the US peace plan is dead and that the United States and Israel are waging a “financial war” on the Palestinians. He wrote on Twitter, “Why does the new PA Prime Minister hope for our plan to be ‘born dead’ and for peace to fail? By working with us, perhaps something wonderful can happen for Palestinians. We’ve repeatedly said this won’t just be an economic plan.” He added, “Prime Minister Shtayyeh, starting a new job by condemning a plan you haven’t seen is unfair to Palestinians. You have an obligation to first look at an opportunity before you dismiss it. The PA can continue to push us away, but that will do nothing to improve the lives of the Palestinians.”
The Palestinian Authority continue their boycott of Israel and the United States since President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2017. They have refused tax returns, aid and continue to fund their terrorist martyr fund. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last week referred to the US Administration as “useless”, using Jerusalem to gain attention to his cause, stating “We rejected this deal from the beginning because it did not include Jerusalem and we do not want a state without Jerusalem or without Gaza.”
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