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Palestinians reject Israel-Bahrain deal
"Palestinian officials are outraged, saying that the government of Bahrain had promised it would never normalize relations with Israel. With more hears US radio is Wendy King. President Trump announced the deal to normalize diplomatic relations between Israel and Borane on Friday. The Palestinian Authority leadership has condemned the US brokered deal. Palestinian officials on Friday accused Marine of betraying the Palestinian people. And called the US brokered deals to establish full diplomatic relations between Israel and terrain disgraceful and treacherous. The Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry announced it will recall its ambassador to Borane in
Bahrain moves forward with plan to normalize ties with Israel
"Curiosity over the Trump administration's fuss over to Mideast agreement President Trump Friday announcing a deal to normalize relations between Israel and Bahrain after the one between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to sand was loaded up with blood. And now you're going to see that a lot of that sand is going to be loaded up with peace. But, says chief Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat. There never was blood. There was never a war between Bahrain and Israel. There was never a war between Emirates and Israel, the Palestinian official says. If new military alliances air created, he thinks President Trump's preparing for the confrontation of the
Deal of the Century: Jason Greenblatt, the Heart of the Deal
"Was one of the chief architects. I worked very closely with two good friends of mine. Jared Kushner president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser to president trump. As, well as our friend, ambassador David Friedman the US ambassador to Israel. And I would agree with you that it's an opportunity to the next generation, but I would say aides and opportunity for the next generation of everybody in the region, Israelis Palestinians and all of our countries that surround them. I think that people have come to the realization that the past peace efforts have failed. They are unlikely to succeed, and what we have presented is a very detailed very lengthy plan that could show everybody what the compromises are. That are necessary in order to achieve peace and I think that the younger generation in the region is ready for this I think that believe that the Palestinian people deserve something so much better than the half I think that if we succeed, if peace is achieved, everybody in the region can benefit from it tremendously now it's as if in anticipation of the Palestinian. Authority's rejection of the plan. You'd also consulted with Palestinian people on the ground. I guess ground groundswell is also the key to making peace. It's in the hearts of the people as well as the leadership. Absolutely first of all it was no secret test that the Palestinian Authority would likely reject the plan any plan frankly that we put out. When President Trump made his bold and courageous historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and several months later move the embassy, both in accordance with US law something that US law required since nineteen, ninety five. The Palestinian Authority cut ties to the administration. But they also began to trash. Talk the plan that they have not yet seen in in the months. Preceding the launch of the plan, they rejected the plan including using statements by their prime minister. Such as the plan should be born dead. It should be a stillborn something to that effect. That's not quite an exact quote, but that was the tone of the conversation about the plan, but what everybody should realizes it isn't just the leadership that is necessary to get on board. It is essential for people to get on board, and if the people are not with this plan whether Israeli or The plan has little chance to succeed. I also want to add. We have to remember that. Really are two leaderships for the Palestinians or at least one leadership in Ramallah and one so-called leadership in Gaza. Hamas, which was a terrorist organization funded by Iran, and that subjugates the nearly two million Palestinians that live in Gaza causes tremendous suffering to those Palestinians. is whether we like it or not. At some form of Palestinian leadership, so even if the leadership in Ramallah even if President Obama's were to engage the plant. One has to wonder and really talk about what happens to the Palestinians, in Gaza, our plan of course provides for that, but we can't get the people in Gaza in their their so called leadership on board than there is no effective way to implement the peace plan. Very few people talk about that. Make It seem as though it's simple. If president us, either condemns the plan or engages on the plan then. Then we know our next steps while that's a bit too simplistic. We must all figure out a way to handle and deal with the two million Palestinians who are suffering in Gaza.
Palestinians say Nativity church closed amid virus fears
"A historic church in the Middle East is closing Thursday amid coronavirus fias Palestinian authorities say the story to the teacher in the biblical city of Bethlehem built atop the spot where Christians believe Jesus was born will close indefinitely over a virus infection concerns the judge was expected to draw tens of thousands of visitors and worshippers next month the upcoming Easter holiday well across the Muslim world the corona virus outbreak has disrupted Islamic worship with Saudi Arabia banning its citizens and other residents of the kingdom from performing the pilgrimage in Mecca and wrong canceling Friday prayers in major cities I'm Charles the live that's my
Palestinian Leader Denounces Trump’s Mideast Plan at U.N.
"When the trump administration unveiled its Middle East peace plan the president of the Palestinian authority responded with quote a thousand nose at the UN security council today Mahmoud Abbas tried to show he was not alone in opposing comes plan which favors Israeli positions and tears Michele Kellerman has more holding up the map that the trump administration propose muck mood Abbas told the security council that it would leave a future Palestinian state fragmented without any real control over airspace land or sea Abbas spoke through an interpreter why did though that this is the state that they will give us yeah yeah like a Swiss cheese really the whole among you will accept according to a similar state and similar conditions Abbas's allies dropped plans to have the security council vote on a resolution condemning the plan a trump administration statement said it was a sign that the quote old way of doing things is over and that diplomats are ready to think outside the box rather than fall back on the calcified Palestinian position but most council members did criticize the US planned European diplomats said it departs from the internationally agreed parameters of a negotiated settlement to the Israeli Palestinian conflict Abbas argued through an interpreter that the deal legitimizes the quote confiscation and annexation of Palestinian land I would like to say to Mr Donald Trump yeah I'm not the rule that the proposed American do you cannot achieve peace and security because I canceled international legitimacy you can cancel international legitimacy trump's plan gives Palestinians for years to negotiate during that time Israel is not supposed to build on land that according to its map would be part of a Palestinian state but it also gives a green light to Israel to declare sovereignty over Israeli settlements in the occupied west bank without any agreement from the Palestinians Israel's ambassador to the U. N. Danny denounces Israel will coordinate that with the trump administration we value the walk of the administration we know that will come out that in the visits of the team to a religion hundreds of meetings and we all talking with them we will coordinate with them our next moves like we did in the past and we have a strong partnership with the United States he blasted Abbas for rushing to the U. N. rather than negotiating with Israel or making a counter offer and unknown told the security council that peace won't be possible until Abbas leaves office the US ambassador Kelly craft question whether this debate was worth the time my fervent hope is that after today's rhetoric clears Palestinian leaders will see this plan for the opportunity areas roll up their sleeves and seize this chance to sit down with the leaders of Israel to begin a new conversation trump son in law an adviser Jared Kushner who drafted the plan told CNN that if the Palestinians don't negotiate they're going to quote screw up another opportunity like they've screwed up every opportunity that they've ever had and quote Abbas made a point this afternoon of appearing alongside a former Israeli prime minister a Ehud Olmert who called Abbas a man of peace their talks failed in two thousand eight after all merit was indicted for bribery and forced to resign Michele Kelemen
Resolving Israel-Palestinian conflict, 'key to sustainable peace' in the Middle East
"Nineteen sixty seven. Arab states gathered in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum to issue what became known as the three knows no no recognition of Israel. No peace with Israel and no negotiations with Israel. Well this week these rarely prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu met that Sudan's leader to discuss normalization between the two states. So what's happened well to discuss what this means joined by. Alison Kaplan SOMMA. His journalist for Haret's a very warm welcome back to monocle twenty four. Listen could you just briefly. Explain the background to this story. And the circumstances of the three knows well a few the days ago. It was announced that Prime Minister Netanyahu was going to go to Uganda and it was very mysterious. What the what? The circumstances were were around it and it turned out that the purpose of the visit was to meet with the chief of Sudan's Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah El Brand and and they met and they agreed to start normalising normalizing ties between Uganda and Israel. And this is sort of the continuing eight of a process that seems to be back door coordination between the United States and Israel a lot of countries like Sudan African countries entries who have had very very closed attitudes towards the state of Israel have have realized that probably the key to getting taken the terror lists and being put in the good graces of the United States is through Jerusalem and therefore we've seen sort of a pattern of warming of ties between some of of these regimes including Chad for example which Netanyahu visited last year and Kind of understanding that as they move closer start towards Reconciliation with with Israel that they'll They'll get better treatment from the United States. At least that's that's the way it's interpreted on the side the The African and Asian countries that are that are moving towards warmer relations with Israel after decades of being closed towards that. So is that the reason why this is all happening now. Now the Sudan and Chad making overtures over receiving overtures from Israel simply so that they can get benefits from the United States. I'm do you know so. That's sort of the assumption obviously. Nobody's nobody's saying that out loud by the way he was in Uganda. Where this meeting with the chief of Of the Sudan Council that took place and at the same time it was announced that Uganda had agreed. We'll see if it happens if it had agreed to move. Its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. which which is another Another pattern of a move. That is that is An African country trying to to move closer to the United States via via Israel. But Yes the signs of cooperation and normalization appear to be coming from that place and of course the motivation on the Israeli side. Benjamin Netanyahu yeah was. He wants to show as many diplomatic accomplishments as possible before he heads towards elections which are in less than four weeks. Woods astonishing those. The likes of Sudan's ends information. Minister said that he had absolutely no information about the visit to Uganda. Why was this extensively kept quite secret? I think for both political and security reasons after the meeting took place the head of the Pilo Monitoring Committee part of the Palestinian Authority side Erakat said we aggressively condemn the meeting between the Sudanese president and a Tony'll and called it a stab in the back of the Palestinian nation in and deviation from the Arab consensus and that the timing is helpful to the trump administration and Netanyahu just as new peace plan was rolled out And according to Erekat eradicated the Palestinian issue by means of attacking the Al Aqsa Mosque and other holy places in Jerusalem. So these condemnations came after after the meeting and I think the reason it was kept so quiet and hush hush is so that these kind of condemnations wouldn't create political pressure that might prevent it from happening in the first place. You mentioned that. The Palestinians have objected fiercely to this decision. Will this move They've been trying to Effectively really drum up support from Arab nations and the Arab League including Sudan. This does not bode well for them. Does it. It doesn't what is you know. It's part of a pattern since the roll out of this peace plan which nobody is taking particularly seriously in terms of The likelihood that it will succeed but everyone on the the On the Palestinian side you know internationally views as a possible green light for Israel to to move ahead with With with annexation the Geo political calculation that everyone is assuming in the fact that many of the Arab nations are keeping rather quiet on the subject. Despite the Arab League's condemnation of the plan is simple calculation that much of the Sunni Arab world feels it needs the support of the United States and tacitly Israel to confront Iran and that that is currently much more important to it in a bigger priority than standing up for for the Palestinian cause. I Listen Kaplan summer. Journalists for Harris. Thank you very much indeed for joining US own monocle. Twenty four in the moment on today's globalist. We hear from foster and partners art correct about putting Pencil to paper when sketching new
Another Peace Plan for Israel and Palestine
"This White House is certainly not the first to offer a proposal for resolving the nearly eight decade conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and judging by their response so far trump's proposal will likely not be the one to resolve this issue. That has been vexing. American officials and much of the world since the nineteen sixties. The understand understand why solution has been so elusive. It's less essential to understand the specifics of the current plan on the table. Then it is to understand those things that the Israelis and Palestinians Estonians have long considered to be at stake first. Israel's chief concern is its own security not only from conventional military attacks at the hands of its many hostile neighbors verse but also from terrorist attacks at the hands of non-state actors like Hamas a second but just as central concern for both players in this conflict is the borders. There's and the nature of a Palestinian state third concern is the status of Jerusalem specifically whether it would be an undivided capital of Israel or divided lighted between both parties. And finally there's the question of what's known as the right to return namely whether the estimated four million descendants of the Palestinian Arabs CBS who fled. What is now Israel and the aftermath of the nine hundred forty seven partition and subsequent? Wars should have a right to return not only to the West Bank but also also to pre nineteen sixty seven Israel. Obviously the questions of where to place borders and who ought to be considered security threats are interrelated concerns and making this already Herculean task. Only more difficult are the Israeli settlements on the West Bank. The Palestinian harboring of bad actors and a history of to put it mildly hatreds and distrust. The trump administration's plan is formerly known peace to Prosperity A.. Vision to improve the lies of the Palestinian and Israeli people. People it runs fifty pages offers very specific proposals. I it rejects the right of return a concern that's essential to Israel because of the potential influx flocks of millions of Arabs that threaten its identity as a Jewish state and homeland. This on the other hand makes the proposal a non starter for the Palestinians. Second the plan would award virtually all of Jerusalem to Israel while designating Abu d say village bordering Jerusalem to be the capital of the Palestinian state. Third the map in the plan details the contours of the Palestinian state. Granting to the Palestinians about seventy percent of the West Bank plus Gaza in parts of the Negev desert however the current Israeli settlements would remain also according to the plan. The Palestinians would not be permitted their own military. They'd be forced to renounce violence and disband moss in exchange for this step toward Israeli security. They would receive fifty billion dollars in economic assistance. It's over ten years. How has the peace to prosperity planned? Been received well Dr Jerry. McDermott Anglican Chair of divinity. School told Christianity today this. This was a realistic opportunity for peace. He also noted the significant Arab support for the proposal including UAE. Amman Bahrain and Egypt Gitte Joel Rosenberg. Co founder of the Alliance for the peace of Jerusalem told Christianity today that the plan was generous to the Palestinians while giving the Israelis almost everything they wanted wanted on the other hand others including Arab Christians disagreed Dr Salim Mounier of muscle ministries which promotes reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians based on biblical principles told C.. T. that no Palestinian leader can accept this deal because it doesn't meet our basic needs another Palestinian Indian evangelical. Daoud Kutab said that the plan sounded more like a surrender dictate than a peace plan and more importantly the Palestinian Authority's President Mahmoud Mood. A boss called the plan a conspiracy and added we say a thousand times over No-no and if this plan is conditioned on the Palestinians bringing Hamas online. Well it's just difficult to imagine that happening to paraphrase a former Canadian prime minister if there was ever a place with too much history and too little geography. It's this part of the Middle East. That's why it's difficult to imagine that this plan will succeed where others have failed still. It is possible that it could be a step. Even if a very small one in in a better direction so we continue to follow the dictate of Psalm. One twenty two and pray for the peace of Jerusalem
Jared Kushner: Mideast peace plan not dead yet
"Mideast peace plan for Israel Israelis and Palestinians and proposed annexation plans in the disputed west banker on hold maybe sister Diana Miller is in Jerusalem Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is threatening to cut off all security ties with Israel in protest of president trump's Mideast peace plan Abbas has never followed through with this oft repeated threat it would leave the Palestinian authority vulnerable to a Hamas takeover but that may change if Israel annexes parts of the disputed west bank Abbas made his threat from Cairo in an emergency session of the Arab league it's twenty two members including Egypt Jordan the UAE and Saudi Arabia officially rejected trump's peace plan saying it fails to meet the rights of
Abbas threatens to cut security ties with Israel, US
"Palestinian authority has officially cutting off all ties with the US and Israel that's even on security issues rejected a Middle East peace plan presented by the trump administration Austin in president Mahmoud Abbas and is in Cairo where he addressed an emergency meeting of the Arab league the announcement that the league support the peace plan would have required the creation of a demilitarized Palestinian state that excludes Jewish settlements built in what it considers occupied territory it would also be under Israeli security control prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu
What sets Trump's Mideast peace plan apart from previous proposals?
"The trump brings out this peace plan yesterday is this plan is effectively very simple basically get knowledges realities on the ground that's what this from Middle East peace plan is that what you're hearing from the media today is that trump has changed the game in the Middle East that from his abandon prospects for peace when what to wear is about this is the prospects for peace have stopped all wounds the reason they have stock always in the Middle East is because you have one side that would like to white the other side off of the map now a lot of prospects for peace over there in order to understand the Middle East conflict what you have to understand is one very simple truth Israel has accepted every piece offer that has ever been put in front of it and every single piece offer has been rejected by the Palestinians and the Arab world generally back in nineteen seventeen when the ball for declaration was first promulgated that said there would be Jewish national home in Palestine meeting now will be Jordan as well as Israel when that was first put out there the Jews immediately accepted the herbs turned it down and when people talk about this vast territory for the Jews get let let's be real about this there's some fifty eight Arab and Muslim countries on planet earth Arab or Muslim countries on planet earth all the Arab countries are all Muslim country there is one Jewish state I'm plant earth it is tiny Israel is something like fifteen thousand square miles is extraordinarily small Israel is half the size of New Jersey in a region that is extraordinarily large so the idea of a Jewish national home there not only is not any sort of giant cram down on the on the Arab population it is eight eight eight tiny percentage of the total land mass in the area and of course Jews have never stop living there there is a historic Jewish tie to the land of Israel but the reason I'm going back in history is you need to understand why it is the pieces never happen there and then because of the Jews okay so the Jews were originally told by the British Mandate by the British they're going to get Jordan as well as Israel okay then sliced off Jordan then they slice off half of Israel are they sliced away most of today and Samaria they sliced away half of Jerusalem it's like the way the Gaza Strip and then did you accepted that you like okay the U. N. says that Israel can be a state jurors will be an open international city right under the tutelage of the west right will not be in fact owned by the Jews are owned by the Arabs will be under the tutelage of the United Nations whatever is real touch that deal except it right granted an indefensible rum state in the borders in nineteen forty seven Israel accepted and the Arabs rejected has been termed by people living in Israel be out of its borders because they're completely indefensible completely understand how small Israel is you have to understand the borders before nineteen sixty seven included an area of Israel that is nine miles wide okay the distance from our office to the Santa Monica beach and that is the distance and and without traffic okay for without traffic you can travel the with of Israel with a bit of the state of Israel you can travel that without traffic in four in forty seven forty at worst you can travel that in under fifteen minutes and that is the worst in the entire country in that particular area if you've never been is really don't understand the geography you don't actually understand what's going on and understand how closely everything is packed together okay so Israel accepts that and the Arabs rejected and they declare war the Saudis the Jordanians the Egyptians the Syrians they all declare war on this new state the British were very much afraid of taking off the air is because they didn't want to drive the Arabs in the arms of the chair of the Soviet Union they refuse to allow Jews to emigrate to British Mandate Palestine so during the world during World War two as the Holocaust is happening the British mandated preventing Jews from moving in specifically because they don't want to take off the Arabs in the area the Jews largely go along with that Ben Gurion largely goes along with that in the interest of venture we getting state the state is finally granted by the United Nations and once that happens the user like okay fine I guess we'll just accept it okay if I like okay good at least we have a place to go at least now there is a Jewish national home and everything now okay this is when all of Japan's Maria Andrews wasn't international control and the Gaza Strip all of that is delegated to the Arabs who had pre sixty seven borders and say no and they want you in an isolation attack on the state of Israel and Israel fights back in the early stages of that of that war Arabs are urged by the Arab leadership to flee the area specifically because they're supposed to get out of the way of the onrushing Arab armies are gonna come in and crush the Jews and so they they're so hundred thousand Palestinian Arabs for living in the in the British Mandate Palestine in the Jewish area of what will be the the Israeli state of Palestine the the Israeli area Palestine hundred thousand arms fully he then as the war progresses it turns out that a lot of the Arab villages are actually if columns operating on behalf of the Arab armies which is exactly what you would expect because this is an ethnic conflict Hey the the Arabs are using these as bases of attack against the Jews they're cutting off supply lines supply rolled and the and the Israelis put in place some called operation dollar which says we are not going to lock down our tiny army in guarding these villages that are effectively in many cases a fifth column instead we're going to tell people that they need to leave these villages and move over to the Arab side okay now remember when the state of Israel was declared the state of Israel declaration of independence urges the Arab citizens to stay to stay here be part of the part of the work that we are doing be part of the state Ben Gurion didn't understand why the Arabs are fleeing using you can live here what's the problem she's lived as minority in Arab countries for thousands of years why exactly should there not be one Jewish state where Arabs are a minority and the assumption on the part of the Israeli leadership is that as all the Jews flowed into Israel from the other Arab countries and from Europe that that would become minority population more minority population their population okay sell people flee and then the Israeli army in the second wave is fighting these battles in in the middle of war there's always population term well people always leave to get out of the way I'm on rushing battles and the Israeli army can't afford to be locked down pin down transitive van insurgent campaigns in certain villages into the clear the population out okay so after the war ends there now something like for it anywhere from four hundred to seven hundred thousand Palestinian refugees at the same exact time nearly the same number of Jews are expelled from Arab countries around the region of ever talk about this right like the reason that there's so many Moroccan Jews who live in Israel the reason there's so many Iranian Jews living in Israel the reason there's so many Syrian Jews living in Israel is because at the time of the Israeli sounding seven hundred thousand Jews were expelled from the surrounding Arab countries and Israel took all of them in all of them it'll take all of them and with no international help he normally the U. N. helped fund the placement of refugees in new places no help at all Israel takes all of them in the Arab states instead of absorbing these populations into the general population decides that they're going to keep these populations refugees so the first movie is we are not going to actually allow them to return to the state of Israel when I can allow them to move back to division because that would be acknowledging that we lost the war and that they would have to then be Israeli citizens then very quickly within about a year the Arab leadership says you know great if we could infiltrate the state of Israel with a bunch of people who are on our side one of his state of Israel destroyed at that point the Israelis like well guess what we are not letting people in back into the state when they fled their homes were not letting them back in just to stand in favor of the destruction of the state is not never in human history has been the obligation of a of a state that was declared war on by its surrounding population to take in large numbers of members of people who are trying to destroy the state from within that has never been anything okay in in the aftermath of everywhere they're refugees the idea of resettlement of the refugees back in their original homes has never really been a thing either in fact is in the aftermath of World War two there were huge population transfers all over Europe they're in the aftermath of the of the declaration of the division of Pakistan and India there were tens of millions of people who are refugees and they were taken in by their countries and they did is that Indians live in India and Muslims live in Pakistan and the specific area where there is no separation cashmere has been a hot spot ever since but there's never been any call for less sixty years for all of the Indians were expelled from Pakistan and left Pakistan to have their original homes back in Pakistan right is never been negotiation point the Palestinians then are used as a tool by the Arab world to club Israel into submission and their use as an excuse to claim that Israel ought to be is right this is the so called right of return it's a great book on this at recommended yesterday called the war for turn by a couple of the leftist Israelis one was a former labor MK member of Knesset and one of them is journalist hearts okay so I'm just explaining history because it you're not going to stand from fees plan until you understand okay so there's never been anything internationally that says the Jews cannot live in Judean Samaria it's a ridiculous suggestion the notion that it is somehow a violation of international law for the Jews who won a defensive war in nineteen forty to settle in the areas they want is upset it's absurd okay in nineteen sixty four the Arabs still have yes merry on Gaza Egypt is in the Gaza Strip but has not an exit specifically because it does not actually want the Palestinian population absorbed into the Egyptian population density area have not been annexed by Jordan right they've not been technically annexed by Jordan for the exact same reason but Jordan is ruling intraday and Samaria Hey this is a so the notion that Israel was always ruling all of these errors all is just not historically true the Palestine Liberation Organization which is Yasser Arafat's organization now the Palestinian authority which rules the Palestinian areas in the west bank an area act the Palestinian authority effectively is founded in nineteen sixty four now you might notice something on the time line here nineteen sixty four is before nineteen sixty seven in nineteen sixty four the Arabs are talking about the liberation of Palestine at that point Jerusalem is split the Jordanians are in control of the old city of Jerusalem they've banned all Jews mentoring the old city of Jerusalem they discriminate against Christians in the old city of Jerusalem they build barbed wire fences around Jerusalem Hey they already control Judea and Samaria Egypt controls the Gaza Strip and yet there's something called the Palestine Liberation Organization weird what exactly are they seeking to liberate make very clear in their charter what exactly they're seeking to liberate every square inch of territory between the Jordan River in the Mediterranean Sea in other words the murder of every Jew in that region and the ethnic cleansing of Jews from that region a second Holocaust get a made this clear since nineteen sixty four in the nineteen sixty seven war happens and all the Arab countries under the leadership of NASA in Egypt decide to mobilize against the Israelis they decide they're going to want to second war every time shin against the Israelis and the Israelis get wind of this and the Israelis
Palestinian refugees insulted by Trump's 'shameful' deal
"Morning president trump has outlined his plan for peace in the Middle East he announced the deal yesterday at the White House he was with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu it calls for two states Israel and a quote future state of Palestine I want this deal to be a great deal for the Palestinians has to be today's agreement is a historic opportunity for the Palestinians to finally achieve an independent state of their very own after seventy years of little progress this could be the last opportunity they will ever have the envisioned Palestinian state would remain under Israeli security control which is something that Palestinians say is unacceptable and the president says Jerusalem will remain the undivided capital of Israel the Palestinians want at least part of Jerusalem as their own capital for any future state online with me now from Ramallah is ten nine astro weeks he's an executive committee member of the Palestine Liberation Organization the main political body representing Palestinians this group rejects the plan Mrs Riley thanks for joining us thank you my pleasure and honor my past president of the Palestinian authority was quoted as saying of this plan a thousand times no one I know well it's not the Palestinians are saying no I think we should put things in proper perspective as Israelis and Americans are saying no to justice not to international law not to recognition of signed agreements not to international humanitarian law and not to the global consensus on the requirements of peace what they're doing as as as for Jane are working together for an agreement that there is an Israeli American agreement at first it was cynically timed in order to meet the needs of their not ten Yahoo is that corruption charges and their camps impeachment trial and of course both that impending elections and at the same time totally meeting Israeli needs accommodating Landsat accommodating settlements annexation of Jerusalem all of these are war crimes and you getting the borders of Palestine maintaining the occupation on re inventing the defining the occupation to become as system of control why telling the Palestinians down the road if you're a good little boys and girls who may have had with that because they this is certainly not an SFE for peace that set us up before that but you ation of the occupation and the conflict let me ask you something you mention the Palestinians being cut out of this the Palestinians did stop talking to the trump administration after president trump said he would move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem I wonder now looking back do you think it was a mistake to not be part of this process whether one is no press this button please speaking then what do you mean by that there was no process because the Americans were busy coordinating with the Israelis and then delivering to Israel illegally unilateral steps when the you is this administration I'm not saying the U. S. as when this administration went temp decide that that is going to recognize is as illegal and exceptional Jerusalem out capital Palestinian territory occupied by Israel not only to recognize it to move unilaterally and illegally in the American embassy to Jerusalem and then closing the embassy the the consulate to and from Jerusalem which was the diplomatic mission to Palestine in eighteen forty four closing our mission and palace and that Washington and then the funding everything Palestinian and then attacking the refugees and so it meant that the Americans have become really partners with this man and as the war crime of of annexation and expansionism you are saying there was no point to have been part of this process each the it wouldn't have made any sense the way the situation was going let me ask you about some of the specifics in the plan it would allow this plan it would allow Israel to annex some contested settlements in the west bank Israel is planning a vote on that as soon as this weekend what would your response be if Israel does vote to annex those settlements well first of all these I'm not contest that settlements these out illegal settlements built illegally on Palestinian land frankly speaking that annexing and they're out extending Israeli law on the settlements and what they're doing is giving them to themselves that I could continue with the process that's been taking place they have expanded they have built in more than half a million settlers into the west bank they have stolen a lot of land already so they're staying is saying we're going to vote that we're going to keep it and we're going to expand what will saying is that there has to be accountability for is that that have to be curbs on Israeli behavior and lawlessness and of course the US has only emboldened and supported these ones now if they take such a step of course that would be protests of course most of the world I mean people have been issuing statements we have hundreds of you and his emotions and they haven't been and payment that and everybody says no we cannot accept this this is a legal from the E. U. to everybody else today you and and yet nobody does anything because it is and enjoys full impunity and it is being covered by this U. S. administration's positions and actions and partnerships and crime this is extremely dangerous if this is how international relations are going to be done then it means the law can no longer prevail and that is the law of the jungle hi nana Charlize a senior member of the PLO ms Ashrawi thank you so much for your time he almost got
Trump unveils Middle East peace plan with no Palestinian support
"Just before. His team began their final arguments on Capitol Hill today. President trump unveiled a Middle East peace plan at the White House. It's been in the work since two thousand seventeen and the trump administration nation is touting it as the most detailed peace plan ever. The central focus of the plan is to lay the groundwork for two separate states for Israelis and Palestinians but it's conditioned dishes on the Palestinian Authority renouncing terrorism and acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel which has been a sticking point in the past trump made the announcement alongside inside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but no Palestinian officials attended the event Palestinian Authority. President Mahmoud Abbas has already rejected. The plan sang. Jerusalem is not for sale. Joining me now is Wall Street. Journal executive Washington editor Jerry Seib Jerry. Let's talk more about what's in this plan. How what is it compared to previous efforts toward two state solution well it it significant in the first instance because it does call for two state solution and there was some doubt about that? Frankly frankly because you're surely Prime Minister Netanyahu who's very close to President trump had essentially backed away from a two-state solution last year and there are some people who wondered whether our president trump would even endorse a Palestinian state. As part of a solution he did. So that's in keeping with American policy but in other ways it's a significant departure from from the way the US has approached this because it basically decides at the outset before negotiations to even begin what the US position is on. Some of the most contentious issues for example is simply says at the outset that Jerusalem which both the Israelis and the Palestinians claim as their own will be undivided capital of Israel and that the Palestinians this will have to set up their capital in east Jerusalem beyond the boundaries of what is the core city of Jerusalem it also says the Israelis will basically incorporate areas on the West Bank where they have built settlements contested land again that normally has been something. American administrations have said should be settled in the course of negotiations this basically declares at the outset. That Israelis will take that land and similarly says the Israelis will have control the Jordan River valley for security reasons that becomes part part of the state of Israel effectively again. An issue that normally is reserved for negotiations is decided at least in the US view at the outset before the negotiations even begin and so in a way all of these things are designed to be in the words of administration officials realistic but at the same time they create pressure on the Palestinians by saying saying essentially. Look your situation on. The ground is getting worse as the Israelis expand their controlling your territories. So you'd better accept these realities and move onto onto a solution before things are even more dire for your hope for a Palestinian state of your own and notably absent from. Today's event at the White House were any Palestinian in representatives. How does this plan go forward? One side isn't at the table yet. Well that's another significant departure you know in the past past administrations have tried this and by the way Donald Donald Trump becomes the tenth president who tried to solve the Israeli Palestinian dispute. So there's a long line of futility here but in the past administrations have approached this point by at least having conversations with the Palestinians to get some idea of what ballpark they might be able to play in. That's not happening in this case because the Palestinians have simply stopped talking to the trump administration. Shen haven't talked to the trump administration for the last two years so this is an attempt to put out a plan and then hope the Palestinians come to it. How realistic is that? Well that depends. I think in enlarge measure on how other parties other Arab states respond. And whether they nudge the Palestinians toward at least having a conversation about this or on whether the Palestinians themselves decide that time really is running out and even though they don't like many things in this idea and they certainly don't like the trump administration. Maybe this is the only game left laughed better play so what does happen next. This is intended to start a discussion period right. Yeah and you know. Interestingly the trump administration is basically constructed structed this in a way in which they can say. We have four years to get this done. There's a long time here because they have convinced. The Israelis apparently to basically friesland not to expand into new Palestinian lands for four years to freeze everything in place for four years in hopes that in that timeframe there will be a start of negotiations and completion of the message of the Palestinians has been. Look you don't like this. You're not at the table now. Just take some time digest. This and things won't get worse on the ground for a while here while you decide what you're going to do but you ought to come to the table and we're going to give you space to work out something here by creating a kind of a four year window window and the hope is the Palestinians will eventually come through that for your window Jerry. A final note on the timing of the unveiling of this planet happened just before president. Trump's uh-huh defense team began their closing arguments in the Senate impeachment trial and ahead of a parliamentary vote on Benjamin Netanyahu's request for immunity from corruption and other charges. What what do you make of the timing well? Skeptics are going to point to the timing in both the US and Israel as the real reason this was put out that president trump is under pressure because of impeachment and Israeli Prime Minister. Netanyahu is under pressure because he's just been indicted and is trying to save his job and so that both of them needed a kind of diversion on the world diplomatic stage and this provides it for them and so of course the administration is denying. That's why this has come out now. They're essentially saying you know we needed to move ahead and the Israeli situation wasn't going to clear up soon so why not now but one of the reasons. I think people are going to be skeptical about. This is precisely the timing and the political circumstances in which this is being introduce both in the US and in Israel Wall Street Journal Executive Washington editor Jerry. seib thank you so
Palestinian Leaders Vow To Reject Trump's peace plan
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"President trump is expected to reveal details of his Mideast peace plan this week Mr trouble hold separate back to back meetings with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political challenger Benny Gantz your data Miller with Palestinian reaction angry over credible reports the plan will favor Israel and to for Palestinian statehood president Mahmoud Abbas rejected an offer this weekend to talk to the president he's threatening to dissolve the Palestinian authority if the trump plan is implemented what could cause major security problems for Israel Palestinian leaders have boycotted peace talks with the trump administration for more than two years ever since the president declared Jerusalem the capital of
ICC wants to open 'war crimes' investigation in West Bank and Gaza
"International Criminal Court chief prosecutor says she will open an investigation into alleged allege warcrimes in the Palestinian territories and Pierce Daniel Estrin reports from Tel Aviv. Israeli officials are condemning the decision the International Criminal Court chief prosecutor spent nearly the five years considering whether to open a war-crimes investigation at the request of Palestinian authorities now icy prosecutor. Fatou Ben. Souda says she's decided to open an investigation. I am satisfied that war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank including East Jerusalem and the Gaza streep this could include crimes committed by Israelis and Palestinians. Earlier this month the prosecutor singled out both Palestinian officials welcomed the court's decision Isreaeli Prime Minister. Benjamin Netanyahu said the court has no jurisdiction to rule over the Palestinians
Pompeo announces reversal on Israeli settlements
"News the trump administration changing its policy on Israeli settlements in the west bank in a move that signals a significant shift in US policy secretary of state Mike Pompeii announcing that the U. S. no longer views Israel settlements in the west bank as inconsistent with international law the trump administration is reversing the above administration's approach towards Israeli settlements much of the international community including the United Nations considers all Israeli settlement activity to be illegal and Palestinian cited as a primary obstacle to peace the Palestinian authority has demanded the occupied land in the west bank for a future state boxes John Jack right the
Israelis vote in repeat election centered on PM Netanyahu
"Get but let's talk for a second that Israel's election self coming up in the next forty eight hours is Israel's second election within like six months or eight months. according to Reuters Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up a bit for far right votes two days before a closely contested election convening his cabinet in the occupied west bank and having it approved legal status for an unauthorized outpost okay first of all there's nothing under international law that says that Israel is barred from building in the so called west bank intraday and Samaria those are at best a disputed territories Netanyahu's caretaker government met on Sunday in the Jordan Valley a largely agricultural area which announced on Tuesday he tends to annex if he wins a fifth term Israeli cabinet verily held sessions in the west bank now in reality so is that a bit of an election gambit of course it is but is it illegal now I not only is it not illegal his opponents in the same exact rates are celebrating the fact that Netanyahu is talking about doing something with regard to the Jordan Valley the Jordan Valley easy strategically important area for Israel and always has been and this bizarre notion that Netanyahu is annexing the territory as opposed to applying Israeli sovereignty annexation and applying Israeli sovereignty are not the same thing. is gonna Mitchell bard who writes about the sort of stuff just Netanyahu statement was widely misreported as calling for annexation of the territory but he chose words carefully. he said applying sovereignty which Ariel David ten of the federalist nodes has a different meaning a nation cannot annex land over which already has sovereign claims meaning that it's not that this land is owned by the Palestinians and never was owned by the Palestinians this land is owned by the Jordanians was lost in a war and then Israel to get over. as with other issues related to the status of the disputed territories is as much a part the wisdom of such a move may be debated however it is important to know some of the facts about the Jordan Valley that there were settlements in the Jordan Valley dating all the way back to nineteen sixty seven then any prospective peace deal those areas would end up in Jewish territory it's talk a being who is the sponsor of the Oslo Accords also wanted those areas to be under Israeli control because the Jordan Valley has to be under Israeli control or the Jordan River could be cut off from Israel's population. it is also true as I say that the blue and white party Netanyahu's chief opponent in this election actually support him. according to the according to an interview in The New York Times the blue and white party supports his basic idea here early in the Jerusalem post they say the blue white party said was pleased to see he was adopting and would like to plan for recognizing the Jordan Valley so the international media trying to turn the Israeli election into a referendum on Netanyahu Netanyahu is the obstacle to peace of only we got rid of Netanyahu everything would be all better and they've had it out for Netanyahu since Brock about the headed out for Netanyahu and Barak Obama headed out for anything because you want to see a widely reshape Middle East in which Israel's influence was diminished in which runs influence was maximized. no one was not he was not lying about this is pretty obvious he kept talking about Ron being a well respected regional power and how he saw the Israel Palestinian issue as one of the key wheels to turn in order to achieve some sort of balance of power in the Middle East now as we've seen that alternate out the dental turned out to be a bunch of nonsense the fact is that Israel and Palestinians have nothing to do with the broader Middle East Israel has made no concessions to the Palestinian authority over the last several years nor should day and yet war has not really broken out there specifically because the Saudis are not interested in backing the Palestinians neither are the Jordanians neither are the Egyptians the only people who are interested in pushing Palestinian terrorist aspirations are exactly the sorts of groups the back terrace in the first place for talking of the Turkish government we talk about the Iranian government. in any case. writer suggest at this new meeting the government announced it had approved Netanyahu's proposal to turn the outpost above all get a call into a formal settlements twenty years after he was stabilised as a farming community in the Jordan Valley without state sanction. then require state sanctioned by the way in public remarks of the session Netanyahu said it would be up to the government formed after Tuesday's election to grant final approval. now according to the according to Reuters this is all about how brutal Netanyahu is appealing to far right voters in the cruise on supporters to turn out in large numbers meeting Yahoo has been portraying himself as being in lockstep with ultra nationalist of retaining west bank land through annexation. well no that was always we could plan from the good platform was that Israel would retain an enormous amount of the Jewish settlement activity in any peace deal but what it is also the perspective a blue and white. it's amazing to watch as the media got an attempt to turn it in Yahoo into the villain here as opposed to the reality the peace deal died a long time ago it died because the Palestinians refused no less than four or five times any effort at peace. refuse the original Oslo Accords and they refused a deal tried to cut by Bill Clinton in two thousand between Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat Arafat walked away from the table and started intifada there's an attempt at peace deal by Arial Sharon that was bought out by the Palestinians who own their tried one that was blocked out by the Palestinians. Netanyahu himself in his first go round in the nineties signed over eighty percent of your day and Samaria. in the in the wye river accords but always the problem for the media is that Israel is two intransigent not that its opponents are terrorists. which is the real problem here. opinion polls right now so that we could and its main challenger the centrist blue and white party are running neck and neck. there is no real division on on these issues now blue and white may approach this more slowly and maybe this is an election gambit again the this bizarre idea that your going to be able to cut a different foreign policy of blue and white is not for now the election polls are showing this thing very very close the latest election polls the way that it works in Israel is there are a variety of parties they get elected to Knesset you have to have at least four seats to sit in the Knesset which is a hundred twenty seats I need to form a majority by putting together a coalition now last time Netanyahu did have enough for a majority the problem was a big door Lieberman who leads one of the parties the S. Robitaille party. refused to join the coalition without burning some concessions from it you know how to knit in Yahoo simply call the new election it looks like the results are gonna be pretty similar right now blue and white are neck and neck with we could but the other parties that would side with Netanyahu in the elections are winning more seats so you mean which is the the sort of right wing alternative to Likud is supposed to win anywhere between seven and ten seats in the in the various polls labor has turned into a non party which is unbelievable I labor used to be the the other major party in Israel all the way up until about nineteen eighty with the election not Megan labor had every prime minister of Israel and now they are winning forty six seats in the selection which is truly incredible. so we will see how this ends up. if you had to lay odds right now you would suggest an attorney who probably retains the prime ministership and that again is not because the people of Israel have fallen for Tierney or anything like that that's because everyone in Israel agrees on security and they know at this point that regardless of whether they nominate Netanyahu to lead the government or whether they nominate any guns to lead the government that security is only going to be assured by taking a strong stance against terrorism and by refusing to make deals with the Palestinian authority nonetheless there is this bizarre notion in the media that whenever there's an impasse in the Middle East the only liberal democracy in the area is involved in a long piece in The Washington Post today by Robert Kagan it's a truly egregious these. Israel and the decline of the liberal order. did it really it's it's quite disgusting piece. and the idea is that BB Netanyahu siding with the nationalists as opposed to liberal internationalist and it really it would be in Israel's best interest if they would just side with a liberal internationalist like France and Germany there's only one problem those are precisely the states that had some of the worst anti semitism problems in Europe Jews are fleeing their on mass those are also the governments that are. trying to make concessions to the Iranians as the Iranians open the call for the extermination of every Jew in the region is unbelievable but this have media going to cover this thing anything yeah who's the bad guy by the way as I say there a lot of people I know on the right who don't want to Yahoo to be prime minister anymore they want any guns suggested that the media will recognize that this is not anything Yahoo problem this is the rest of the world just like in Israel and that's the
Israelis vote in repeat election centered on PM Netanyahu
"To get but let's talk for a second Israel's election self coming up in next forty eight hours is Israel's second election within like six months or eight months according to Reuters Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up a bit for far right votes two days before a closely contested election convening his cabinet in the occupied west bank and having it approved legal status for an unauthorized outpost okay first of all there's nothing under international law that says that Israel is barred from building in the so called west bank injured and Samaria those are at best a disputed territories into his caretaker government met on Sunday in the Jordan Valley a largely agricultural area which announced on Tuesday he tends to annex if he wins a fifth term Israeli cabinet and barely held sessions in the west bank now in reality so is that election gambit of course it is but is it illegal now I not only is it not illegal his opponents in the same exact race are celebrating the fact that Netanyahu is talking about doing something with regard to the Jordan Valley the Jordan Valley strategically important area for Israel and always has been and this bizarre notion that Netanyahu is annexing the territory as opposed to applying Israeli sovereignty annexation and applying Israeli sovereignty are not the same thing. is gonna Mitchell bard right about the sort of stuff just need to know the statement was widely misreported as calling for annexation of the territory but he chose words carefully. he said applying sovereignty which Ariel Davidson of the federalist nodes has a different meaning a nation cannot an excellent over which already has sovereign claims meeting that is not that this land is owned by the Palestinians and never was owned by the Palestinians this land is owned by the Jordanians was lost in a war and then Israel to get over. as with other issues related to the status of the disputed territories is as much a part the wisdom of such a move may be debated however it is important to know some of the facts about the Jordan Valley that there were settlements in the Jordan Valley dating all the way back to nineteen sixty seven then any prospective peace deal those areas would end up in Jewish territory you talk about being who is the sponsor of the Oslo Accords also wanted those areas to be under Israeli control because the Jordan Valley has to be under Israeli control or the Jordan River could be cut off from Israel's population. it is also true they say that the blue and white party missing out his chief opponents in this election actually support him. according to the according to an interview in The New York Times the blue and white party supports his basic idea here early in the Jerusalem post they say the blue white party said was pleased to see he was adopting and would like to plan for recognizing the Jordan Valley so the international media trying to turn the Israeli election into a referendum on Netanyahu Netanyahu is the obstacle to peace of only got rid of Netanyahu everything would be all better and they headed out for Netanyahu's and broke a bone headed out for Netanyahu and Barak Obama headed out from Seattle because you want to see a widely reshipment least in which Israel's influence was diminished Mysterons influence was maximized. no one was not he's not lying about this is pretty obvious he kept talking about Ron being a well respected regional power and how he saw the Israel Palestinian issue as one of the key wheels to turn in order to achieve some sort of balance of power in the Middle East now as we've seen that alternate out then that all turned out to be a bunch of nonsense the fact is that Israel and Palestinians have nothing to do with the broader Middle East Israel has made no concessions to the Palestinian authority over the last several years now should day and yet war has not really broken out there specifically because the Saudis are not interested in backing the Palestinians neither are the Jordanians neither are the Egyptians the only people who are interested in pushing a Palestinian terrorist aspirations are exactly the sorts of groups the back terrace in first place for talking of the Turkish government we talk about the Iranian government. in any case writer suggest at this new meeting the government announced it had approved missing out his proposal to turn the outpost above all get a call into a formal settlement twenty years after he was stabilised as a farming community in the Jordan Valley without state sanction. it requires a tension meddling in public remarks of the session Netanyahu said it would be up to the government formed after Tuesday's election to grant final approval. now according to the according to Reuters this is all about how brutal Netanyahu is appealing to far right voters in the cruise supporters deterrent large numbers Netanyahu has been portraying himself as being in lockstep with ultra nationalists of retaining west bank land through annexation. well no that was always we could plan from the could platform was that Israel would retain an enormous amount of the Jewish settlement activity in any peace deal well it is also the perspective a blue and white. it's amazing to watch as the media get an attempt to turn it in Yahoo into the villain here as opposed to the reality the peace deal died a long time ago it died because the Palestinians refused no less than four or five times any effort at peace their views the original Oslo Accords any refused a deal tried to cut by Bill Clinton in two thousand between Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat Arafat walked away from the table and started intifada there's a ten two piece of our Sharon that was bought out by the Palestinians and would only tried one that was blocked out by Palestinians. Yahoo himself in his first go round in the nineties signed over eighty percent of your day and Samaria in the in the wye river accords but always the problem for the media is that Israelis to intransigent not that its opponents are terrorists. which is the real problem here. opinion polls right now so that we could and its main challenger the centrist blue and white party are running neck and neck. there is no real division on on these issues now blue and white may approach this more slowly and maybe this is an election gambit again the this bizarre idea that your going to be able to cut a different foreign policy of blue and white is not for now the election polls are showing this thing very very close the latest election because the way that works in Israel is there are a variety of parties they get elected to Knesset you have to have at least four seats to sit in the Knesset which is a hundred twenty seats I need to form a majority by putting together a coalition now last time Netanyahu did have enough for a majority the problem was a big door Lieberman who leads one of the parties the Israeli Tina party. refused to join the coalition without earning some concessions from it you know who sent it to ya who simply called an election it looks like the results are gonna be pretty similar right now blue and white are neck and neck with we could but the other parties that would side with Netanyahu in the elections are winning more seats so you mean which is the the sort of right wing alternative to Likud is supposed to win anywhere between seven and ten seats in the in the various polls labor has turned into a non party which is unbelievable a labor used to be the the other major party in Israel all the way up until about nineteen eighty with the election Megan labor had every prime minister of Israel and now they are winning forty six seats in the selection which is truly incredible. so we'll see how this ends up. if you had to lay odds right now you would suggest an anti who probably retains the prime ministership and that again is not because of the people of Israel have fallen for Tierney or anything like that that's because everyone in Israel agrees on security and a no at this point that regardless of whether they nominate Matignon who to leave the government or whether they nominate any guns to lead the government that security is only going to be a shirt by taking a strong stand against terrorism and by refusing to make deals with the Palestinian authority nonetheless there is this bizarre notion in the media that whenever there's an impasse in the Middle East the only liberal democracy in the area is involved in a long piece in The Washington Post about Robert Kagan it's a truly egregious please. Israel and the decline of the liberal order into it really quite disgusting piece and the idea is that BB Netanyahu siding with the nationalists as opposed to liberal internationalists and it really it would be in Israel's best interest if they would just side with a liberal internationalist like France and Germany there's only one problem those are precisely the states that had some of the worst anti semitism problems in Europe Jews are fleeing their on mass there's also the governments that are. trying to make concessions to the Iranians as the Iranians open the call for the extermination of every Jew in the region is unbelievable but this tell me you're going to cover this thing anything yeah who's the bad guy by the way as I say there a lot of people I know on the right who don't want to Yahoo to be prime minister anymore they want any guns suggested that the media will recognize that this is not anything Yahoo problem this is the rest of the world just like in Israel and that's the
"palestinian authority" Discussed on KCRW
"To be a web developer win illiteracy is spotty. He's an example of someone leaving Gaza there. Others who are staying. And there's one woman who is I cannot stop thinking about she's she's in her mid twenty's. She's a special effects makeup artists. And I was like what how can there be someone like that in Gaza? There's no cinema industry or anything. She works on small projects, but she is dying to leave. But she's unmarried and her family doesn't want her to leave. So she's just one of the many many talented young people in Gaza who really crave connection to the world, if tens of thousands of people are leaving Gaza. Does that make life more challenging for the people who stay? Yes. And great example is at the hospital, for instance, we spoke to someone a nurse in the surgery department has aim as Muhammad cook Taty, and he says since the border has been opened doctors have left Gaza, and he just started taking off names diplo's mall of the Subah. Also. Nick wine that had that Gino city motivate also fixity, Tom. Cata just hitting. So that's counted. At least four surgeons who left this past year. I know. In your department. But we have. Kudus hidden expedients would expedience when he leave a comfy this the buck needs was closed because he's. No cardio surgeon. No heart surgeon have because he. So how do the two sides snap out of this cycle? DC any potential resolution on the horizon as much as Israel fights with HAMAs. Israel does not want to topple HAMAs. So HAMAs keeps stability they keep out more extreme groups, and then we're back to where we started HAMAs still there is real is still blockading Gaza. One way out of this would be for the Palestinian Authority to rule Gaza. Not HAMAs the world would conceivably deal with the Palestinian Authority government, and theoretically Israel within lift its blockade Gaza, but HAMAs and the Palestinian Authority, our enemies, and they are not coming up with an arrangement to to really resolve the situation and in Israel. There are those who think it's better to have the Palestinians divided into warring groups like they are now it makes it harder for them to fight for independence state. So you've got two million people living in Gaza. They see this endless cycle of violence. And they've really just lost hope that cycle end. And the there will be a resolution to this stalemate NPR's Daniel estrin back. Back in the states from his base in Jerusalem. Thanks daniel. Thanks. Now, we remember man who dedicated his life to helping those less fortunate..
"palestinian authority" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Don't know anything. Go ahead. And what is really important to me? Is that people recognize that there is a difference between criticizing a military action by a government that that has exercised. Really oppressive policies and. Being offensive or or attacking to particular people? See this is the new spin look, look like you're attacking me because I don't support what the government of Israel. Does these battles here? I love the Jewish people. You don't know me? I love the Jewish people. This is considered balanced. No discussion of HAMAs. No discussion. That HAMAs is a terrorist organization recognizes such not just by us by the Europeans. No discussion about how they had won election. I think it was two thousand six or seven and nonsense. The repression there the treatment of women there. The serial executions that take place there how they treat their own people even the Palestinian Authority. By the other terrorist Abbass criticizes HAMAs. Cut ten go. So just to have you on the record. And to get you to say exactly what you what you mean. Now stop. So now, she's going to say for her exactly what she means. Go ahead. Holding a government like Israel accountable, even criticizing government policy is not anti semitic. Nobody said it was. And that's not the issue. It's never been the issue. The issue is she's a bigot and an anti Semite, and he did a helluva. Good job covering for her in a hell of a lousy job of getting to the truth. And what was Omar's response? Absolutely. Not absolutely not. Oh, wow. How do you like that? You know, I don't know about you. But watching the news and finding the onslaught of fake news like that takes up a lot of mental and physical energy. It's exhausting stressful. You need to stay sharp, and it starts by eating right now of getting healthy was one of your resolutions have an easy effective way. And it only takes a minute out of your day field of greens by brickhouse nutrition this speech trying to eat enough fruits and vegetables by a mile field. A greens is a real super food. Not like the fake health. Powder's made up extracts, this is real food. And the difference could.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Palestinian authority ruled gaza again but these reconciliation efforts are failing the palestinian authority wants hamas to give up its weapons hamas refuses this to disarm and egypt is trying to mediate between the two sides but there's been no progress what's life like for people who live in gaza well an average gazan these days gets only about four hours of electricity a day there are water issues what the un says water gets pumped two homes for only a few hours every couple days every four or five days hospitals are out of essential medicines unemployment is very high this blockade on gaza continues and it's very people don't really see a future for themselves there little in the prospector suggest things will improve yeah the white house is is making lots of efforts it's expressed concern about the worsening humanitarian crisis in gaza and you know it says when things are bad in gaza that can affect israel next door the white house has been trying to promote different projects to humanitarian projects in gaza and it seems that some of these projects are getting a lot of funding from around the world from international donors and gaza has always been this kind of place with people see it as these impossible problems but the now the us is focusing on gaza and saying if we can improve the infrastructure there may be there will be a better political solution to be had there npr's daniel estrin thanks malala the nobel peace prize laureate is from pakistan but slipped abroad since the taliban gunman shot her in the head this week she returned for a visit as npr's diaa hadid reports from islamabad her arrival comes at a delicate time malala is staying in one of pakistan's must secure hotels there are barricades god's scanners intelligence agents buffa her delegation all this to keep us safe she's still in danger from the same militants who shot her five years ago and in the middle of all that i catch a glimpse of her she's taking selfies you've cousins i found one of her cousins outside the hotel her name is seem abebe we all have also moulana is happy to she says it embassy happy to see to see her relatives it's the ram moment when malala gets to do something ordinary she doesn't get to be ordinary she's a nobel peace prize winner she's a.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on NPR's World Story of the Day
"Pasqua but athenian accounted for education palestinian constant for housing palestinian council for health as well as now to have a policy any relationship any affiliations any function and the related to the palestinian authority is not allow this is for them as a process of crushing and depressing and containing the palestinians he says israel recently intervened to stop a lecture he organized in jerusalem because the palestinian authority education minister was going to attend israel recently arrested several palestinians it said were conducting a census in east jerusalem the palestinian authority says they were working for the un at the palestinian theater in jerusalem the heck awazi they're building a set for an upcoming play but israel has shut down a puppet festival and a folk dance show at the theatre saying they were funded by the palestinian authority a production manager georgina us four things palestinian leaders should work harder to maintain ties in jerusalem we don't have any deficit people are struggling by themselves every day to continue when president trump recently recognize jerusalem as israel's capital he didn't rule out making part of it a capital for the palestinians but israel has been keeping palestinian political leadership out of the city daniel 'sarin npr news jerusalem aw the.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Protest so today and tomorrow are really going to be the big test whether opposition to trump's decision on jerusalem are going to is going to bring palestinians to the streets so the palestinian authority the leader of the palestinian authority says the decision by the president means essentially that the us can no longer play the leading role in brokering peace stocks parse the implications of that statement does it mean the palestinians are pulling out of the peace process altogether well that's what were waiting to find out we haven't heard the palestinian leadership seat that the president of the palestinian authority mahmoud abbas is meeting with the king of jordan to coordinate strategy the rival palestinian group the islamist group hamas in the gaza strip is calling for an intifada uprising beginning tomorrow the the us says it is working on a peace proposal it wants to present soon and the question is will the palestinians walkaway even before trump presents his proposal and if so know what's what's next what's the other strategy they'll pursue you've been having conversations with people there in the west bank any what are they tanya what is their level of appetite for another intifada another round of what can be really horrific violence but i want you to take a listen to what a twenty five year old the day of the doha told me in this cafe a little heed the none of us who highly young before with this in them is that the only solution i see now is a third intifada uprising because politics negotiations have no impasse so up presidente buses is under major pressure now from his people not to take part in any peace process with the us in all the talk of course for many years have been a twostate solution a palestinian state alongside israel and as years and years have passed and that hasn't happened people increasingly on both sides talk of a one state solution of denying palestinians estate or palestinian saying they they they simply want to go another way himself and here's daniel astrom reporting this morning from ramallah in the west bank where palestinians are thinking about their future whether or not going to take to the streets in protest president trump's decision to make jerusalem the capital of israel thanks so much for sharing your reporting this morning and we appreciate it my pleasure.
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"The international community which have been intimidated by the arab world will follow suit though recognize and begin to move embassies back and recognize that that jerusalem is indeed the capital of israel but we have to expect they'll be some pushback for instance turkey is as raising cain they have this version of becoming a not the new ottoman empire on and being the soltan and all that type of thing so they're trying to stir up the pot but as we can we can expect the arab street for a while to be stirred up about this but the arab countries need to recognize that when the arab street is stirred up like this it affects their governments not israel israel is a stable democracy and wolf survived this is the arab countries themselves at need to adopt a little bit of reality even the new a crown prince of saudi arabia's trying to tone down the extremist islamic rhetoric at his country and that's the type of his logic rhetoric that has created isis and all these other groups and al qaeda and these other groups that are destabilizing the world so they recognize that they need to to uh get this under control quickly so the tail of horse act also was passed by the house yesterday and is also clear to committee in a senate it conditions financial assistant at comes from the united states which is billion almost half billion dollars year to the west bank in gaza on steps by the palestinian authority to end violence and terrorism against israeli citizens so if in reaction to this and company got this legislation which hopefully gets voted on by the senate right away you get if you do get this days of rage nonsense out of the an and and violence out of the palestinian authority back groups for hamas and hezbollah and the funds get caught up and they're putting themselves in harm's way jay alec honestly i wouldn't give them and nickel and fortunate that we have a president the white house i'm sure feels the same way why would the american taxpayers fund terrorism against our allies at and against ourself because remember.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"That is a matter of fact frank are our nephew who was over visiting last year we have a long conversation about this and he said you know when you're in israel and you are living your life and you're going to a cafe or you're going to the market are you doing whatever it is you do in your daily life you're constantly dealing with arabs and they're constantly dealing with jews and no one cares and no one is in each other's face noone is causing a problem and jews work alongside palestinians palestinians work alongside jews and no one cares but the leadership on both sides is using this to maintain an sort of gird their power and there are certain factions of the political parties in israel the israeli political parties that they use it the same way that the palestinian authorities used it in the ways you just outlined so it's unfortunate for the people who just want to live and just want to work and just want a job and just wanna raise their kids that these fringes on either side are preventing that from happening organic richer program the blaze has a lot of information about the palestinian authority and um a lot of that they're in the middle east and you'd be amazed if you wanna go to and check that out you know the blaze dot com plus wants thank you for having me on the so very much very nice you're you're on koa newsradio well i hello many i recommend that when you go to israel ugo and tore fortress masada i know it's under they dark stain for the western fate but it is a profound experience actually go up to the mountaintop fortress and actually still see bid still be able to see the roman encampments down below and it was one of the coolest trips i have ever taken that's cool yes uh that's just my old plug for recommend um i do have ties to israel one bar uh dina.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on WTMA
"In light of that evidence is simply be on me so the attacks on general kelly the attacks on roberty lee are not informed let's come to the 21st century monument of boss once upon a time elected the head of the palestinian authority is attacking the balfour declaration in a fashion that impossible to encapsulate the man is deliberately distorting history much the same way people distort history when they speak against roberty lee what is to be done about a boss add jetted wears me down well where's me down as well john but we eat punching and we keep reminding people would history simply because we can't let people where us out they may whereas down but they can't whereas out you start with the balfour declaration itself november two 1917 the war in europe is still going on and at that point woodrow wilson had not even gotten onto dividing the world up as he saw fit but at that point november two 1917 val for wrote in a letter to lord rothschild that there should be a home for the jewish people in palestine and that and this is one of the important parts of the balfour declaration nothing shelby done here i'm quoting nothing shelby done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing nonjewish communities in palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by jews and every other country and quote so bowel four was ensuring from the very beginning that the rights of the native population there and of course we can go back and forth on who was first than what native population were there the fact of the matter was the nonjewish palestine the palestinian population was going to have its rights preserve but look john you look at history in 1917 there were no such rights the palestinians even in nineteen forty seven they basically had no rights there was no government but in 1917 the land was owned by well either absentee land owners or quite frankly the ottoman turks and it took the british to drive the ottomans out of there before there was any real existence of palestine and there were no palestinians at that point so we go back to the point where a boss who is.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Will change people's lives in what way will so far i think we can say that there will be no changes because of this the what is being seen as perhaps a sign that these reconcih russian may go ahead nubby the israeli authorities that control the crossings and said they will have a meeting with the palestinian authority to talk about what they've cooled joint working protocols an israeli security conditions namely that there should be no hamas member representative anywhere near the crossings but of course over time there is some hope the pap's it may ac restrictions eased medical course blockade on the gaza strip perhaps begin in some way to lift time will tell and of course with the other elements are important elements of this reconciliation which is supposed to get going in a for the form from the first of december many people in gaza will be hoping that the palestinian authority sanctions may begin to be lifted that would see the electricity supply potentially being available for mobile just a few hours a day but over time the very big stumbling block awards being the big problem in the past is over the control of weapons over how masses armed wing with the palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas saying you know there will be one law one of thirty one gone the of course many people doubt whether full disarmament will type question tom bateman our correspondent joining us live from jerusalem more on this story on our website if you want to follow this up bbc dot com forward slash names.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In the others success because that's the only way they can get what they want and i believe that was an accurate statement both of american policy and of the realities situation it is true we are closed israel but that does not prevent us from also supporting the palestinian position forest state and in fact uh many palestinians recognize and acknowledge that the united states has been of enormous assistance to them both financially and in uh helping to organize and trained their internal security forces uh that's enable them to build the institutions needed to manage a state when that time comes and i believe it will come because i think it's the only realistic way that israelis can get security an a longterm sense of stability for the people and for the palestinians they have to acknowledge and recognize as the palestinian authority has they've recognized israel they accept prior agreements they renounced the use of force and violence against israelis that's the policy of the governing authority of the palestinians on the west bank and i think that ultimately there recognize it's to their best interest to reach an agreement with american support then what about gaza though anemic as the argument comes back that under hamas there is nonacceptance of israel factors dedication to the abolition of the state of israel coming from hamas and that's been pretty consistent all along yes while hamas disagrees and it's you know you're not israel do give up land to the of gaza for hamas to essentially establish their state yes well a fortune israel withdrew unilaterally nod in coordination with the palestinian authority which created a condition which permitted a guy a hamas to gain control of gaza after a brief military conflict within the argument goes on in israel if we give up land for a two state solution will have the same result a we had with a maasen in gaza while the counterargument is they give up led to egypt later peace agreement now for thirty eight years that has held an emergency pillar of israeli security because that was done in negotiation with the opposition it was done in stages in a way that permitted uh that prevented what a kurd in gaza so you can argue with both ways the reality is that ad i believe ultimately hamas is going to change its policies and positions.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"List of top radio show in america now eric klein we had a monumental development in recent days in israel and that is that these socalled peace partner of israel he palestinian authority which of course we know itself indoctrinates in violence and supports terrorism against the jewish state and wants to destroy israel but anyway because the international community and even the united states and even the trump administration continues with this farce that the palestinian authority as a partner for peace so let's just give them that for a minute even though it's totally fake news and the opposite is the truth but list say it is true which is not in recent days the palestinian authority signed a unity deal with a hamas terrorist organization and actually what that means is that now the palestinian government quote unquote is forming a unity government which is calling itself the nash little consensus government so this is the new government of the palestinian people the national consensus government which i repeat is a government between the palestinian authority the so called peace partner and a terrorist organisation hamas so first of all end of story right there period exclamation point we the united states need to completely bolts the continuation of this farce that there is a socalled peace partner and how can the united states how can the trump administration continued to support israelipalestinian negotiations when israel now would be negotiating with well with an entity that just won't a unity government with what is unquestionably even according to american law a terrorist organisation hamas now it's true probably they're gonna place mm antics in that okay israel's going to negotiate not with the palestinian national consensus government that includes a maas instead it would negotiate with the palestinian authority as if there was some sort of difference as if the palestinian authority didn't just signed a unity deal with the hamas terrorist organization so first of all that that the the curtains of closed the show is over there is no prospect of an hasn't been forever really that if there ever was there is no prospect or possibility for any peace socalled with an entity that just signed a unity deal with terrorists with hamas with a group whose charter literally call as for the murder.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on Here & Now
"But there are some very local issue to work out like jobs again italian with minimal in which two men who million animal do the hell lien this madeleine yasser mehanna woods as he was working in the communications ministry in gaza hamas kicked out the palestinian authority and took over he collected his pen his notebooks his coffee kids with and left the palestinian authority has been paying tens of thousands of civil servants little to stay at home and boycott among us so bahamas hired its own civil service to replace them with own a mighty with malani hick charlotte mohanna says he and his old colleagues have been told to get ready to take back their old jobs but what about the hamas workers in their seats but there'd be violence if tens of thousands of them are suddenly kicked out but perhaps the biggest question is about hamas weapons this is palestinian political analyst mo claim are up and slather we have tens of thousands of resistance fighters in gaza who belonged to hamas and other palestinian groups are we willing to witness one orthodox you one law and one weapon palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas says hamas must dismantle its military wing a steep demand hamas spokesman hasim kassem says it can't accept a little morgan mussa helen that the nausea and he says hamas is a resistance movement committed to armed struggle against israel abbass is different he supports negotiations with israel brokered by the trump administration which wants the palestinian authority in charge of gaza again for its part israel is wary it says any deal among palestinians must require the group to give up its guns daniel as teheran npr news gaza.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Israel the times of israel palestinian authority president says interaction well be frozen until israel cancels steps taken against farc people they al aksa and jerusalem she they claim all of jerusalem palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas announced late today he was freeing a freezing all contacts with israel he specifically castigated castigated the deployment of metal detectors at the temple mount compound why would you do that because he's a terrorist in my view place thereby israel after july fourteen terror attack in which three arabisraeli shot dead two israeli police officers guns with guns they it's smuggled into the holy site while you can have a medical detector what is at what eu anti palestinian the dramatic statement from the palestinian authority president came after a day of riots around the old city and the jerusalem area three palestinians reported killed some two hundred others were wounded the steps taken by israel leading to a religious confrontation and evasion asian from a diplomatic process about set this up boss who have this clown so they put the metal detectors there because of the palestinians who murdered the two israeli citizen druze police officers they brought their weapons into an area where you're not allowed to have weapons these rally say okay were putting of metal detectors there and abbas says that's an assault on the palestinians now this is a pretext for riots from mayhem and for murdering his rallies but you know it's amazing in the free beacon as i speak this came out literally minutes ago the state department under donald trump is unsure why palestinian terrorists kill israelis they were asked about this by at terrific reporter adam crato at the free beacon and i'm going to have him on and a few minutes we'll be right back month over a want to say fifteen percent in five minutes sean hannity here now we all know that's a great slogan for a great american company but if you spend a great time with my friend rod barohi of safe.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on KELO
"Israel the times of israel palestinian authority president says interaction well be frozen until israel cancel steps taken against our people and they al aksa and jerusalem she they claim all of jerusalem palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas announced late today he was freeing the freezing all contacts with israel he specifically castigated a castigated the deployment of metal detectors at the temple mount compound why would you do that because he's a terrorist in my view place thereby israel after july fourteen terror attack in which three arabisraeli shot dead two israeli police officers now guns with guns they it's smuggled into the holy site while you can have a medical detector what is at why do you antipalestinian the dramatic statement from the palestinian authority president came after a day of riots around the old city and the jerusalem area three palestinians reported killed some two hundred others were wounded the steps taken by israel leading to a religious confrontation and any vatian from hate diplomatic process about set this up boss who has this clown so they put the metal detectors there because of the palestinians who murdered the two israeli citizen druze police officers they brought their weapons into an area where are not allowed to have weapons the israeli say okay were putting met metal detectors there and abbas says that's an assault on the palestinians no this is a pretext for riots for mayhem and for murdering his rallies but you know it's amazing in the free beacon as i speak this came out literally minutes ago the state department under donald trump is unsure why palestinian terrorists kill israelis they were asked about this by a terrific reporter adam crato at the free beacon and i'm going to have him on and a few minutes we'll be right back over kelo newstalk 1320 1079 vahi of july is upon us and we're asking you once again to roll up your sleeves and help kelo prevents summer blood shortages join us next friday morning july 28th from six thirty two eleven camille sidewalk cafe put a vice in blood blood donors receive free breakfast from khalil's ever south dakota report producers to us next friday morning july twenty from six three to eleven camille sidewalk cafe the rise and shine.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"And recognize the jewish state not even israel not the which the palestinian authority recognize israel already in the eighties but they want he was insisting on recognizing it as a jewish state the argument against the jewish state is not only jews are living inside israel there's two million palestinians who are citizen so what he wanted basically to create a system where we ask palestinians israelis we consider our our self a second a third class citizens and we not only accepted embrace it in favor of a superior race skull the jewish majority this is what ended the conversation between our bus and jared kushner and i think a bus who uh was delusional for two seconds thinking the trump might really one go on on want to have some kind of a legacy in his in the history as the man that brokered the peace deal understood that it was a game and he's under the other way before how many germs rule palestinian leaders go to the united states a welcome envoys reinstates and assume anything's actually going to change well until we have this corrupt inapt old authority the fisa conaway they in a west bank that because in the west bank exactly they they're really still thinking that they night two states is a fair broker somehow some day one day somebody with come they have no or leveraged the only leverage as palestinians and they know it the israelis and that's why they insisting on the on the jewish state.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"And recognize the jewish state not late on israel not that which the palestinian authority recognize israel already in the eighties but they want he was insisting on recognizing it as a jewish state the argument against the jewish state is not only jews are living inside israel there's two million palestinians who are citizen so what he wanted basically to create a system where we ask palestinians israelis we consider our our self a second the third class citizens and we not only accepted embrace it in favor of a superior race called the jewish majority this is what ended the conversation between our bus and jared kushner and i think a bus who uh was delusional for two seconds thinking the trump might really want go on on one to have some kind of legacy in his in the history as the man that brokered the peace deal understood that it was a game and he under the other way before how many germs rule palestinian leaders go to the united states for welcome envoys united states and assume anything's actually going to change well until we have this corrupt inapt all authority that this of way they in a west bank that because in the west bank exactly they they're really still thinking that the united states is a fair broker somehow some day one day somebody with come they have no or leveraged the only leverage as palestinians and they know it the israelis and that's why they insisting on the on the jewish state.
"palestinian authority" Discussed on KTRH
"He was part of vanderbilt university their tour group that was visiting israel i talked about this with prime minister netanyahu last week he was brutally stabbed and killed by a palestinian terrorist the palestinian is palestinian authority leader mahmoud abbas and they're fatah faction praised the terrorists as loik martyr early donald trump is meeting with this guy on may third and the palestinian authority has never condemned the attack a terrorist attack now what i got into the prime minister of israel is the fact that the us government gives about seven hundred million dollars a year to the palestinian authority and of that seven million they spend about three hundred million dollars according to the palestinian authority's online budget they shell out the same amount or that amount of money three hundred million dollars a year to the families of g hottest a building their towns squares literally coq socalled works of arts for the people to kill either israelis are americans now the taylor force act would cut off funding to the palestinian authority if they continue this policy it is now the stated law of paying money monetary rewards to terrorists in their surviving family members anyway senator tom cotton is back with us from arkansas stewart forces with us it was his son taylor with this legislation is designed and i and to honor welcome both of you to the program good afternoon sean and i i appreciate what you having me on it it's a great honor to speak with you i spoke at length with the prime minister of israel about this very issue in light of the the leader of of the palestinian authority mahmoud abbas meeting with president trump on may third and the prime minister of israel was adamant that if there's any chance of peace one has got to be a recognition of israel's right to exist number.