Palestine calls for peace; U.S. firm on Jerusalem move

Palestine calls for peace; U.S. firm on Jerusalem move

"There is no way for Palestinians and Israelis to sit for peace talks because the negotiations are prejudged by [the Trump's administration's] extreme fascist right-wing support to Israel and animosity against Palestinians", he said, adding there is "nobody" that can fill the role of an honest broker.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in a 30-minute address to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, said he no longer considers the United States to be an "honest broker" in Mideast peace and called for a multi-national alternative to the USA -led process.

The P.A. leader also took aim at the Trump administration's threats to cut off aid to the Palestinians.

Trump's declaration, which would move the U.S. embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, was met with wide protests in Palestine and many other parts of the world.

The United Nations granted Palestine the status of a non-member observer state in 1992, but an upgrade to full membership would require unanimous backing from the Security Council - an unlikely outcome, given the near-certainly of a U.S. veto. Speaking to the Council after nearly nine years, Abbas said Palestine will push for full membership in the United Nations, where it now has only observer status, and that would be a condition for a peace settlement.

"We appreciated the opportunity to listen to his speech", White House spokesman Josh Raffel said in a statement emailed to JTA.

"It has become impossible today for one country or state alone to solve a regional or global conflict", he said. Danon said Abbas is always welcome to directly negotiate with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but chooses not to.

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"Israel is acting as a state above the law", Abbas said.

Palestinian Authority officials did not disclose when Abbas went into hospital, only that he underwent the checks on Thursday evening.

"The United States absolutely opposes the use of violence or intimidation to express political views", it said.

Nonetheless, Haley explained that the US was determined to push forward with the peace process.

But gaps to bridge remained seemingly before peace talks could reconvene, as Haley had alluded to in her speech dismissing "old talking points and undeveloped concepts". But we will not chase after you. "We will present it when it is done and the time is right".

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". "So, it has become impossible today for one country or state alone to solve a regional conflict without the participation of other worldwide partners".