U.S. 'finalizing' peace plan despite Abbas vow for international efforts


(Worthy News) - US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace team made an exceptional trip to UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday to attend an address by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, hoping to hear "fresh and constructive ideas" that might lead to new talks with Israel toward a peace settlement.

What they received instead was a scolding from the Palestinian leader, still furious over Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move the US embassy there.

"This administration undertook an unlawful decision," Abbas said of Trump's Jerusalem move. He chastised the administration for cutting support to the UN Relief and Works Agency, which offers aid to Palestinian refugees and their descendants, warning that their abandonment might lead some to terror in far reaches of the West.

A White House spokesman, Josh Raffel, said that Kushner and Greenblatt are "finalizing" the administration's peace plan– a detailed document that has produced hundreds of pages, and that offers specific proposals to some of the toughest sticking points in the conflict. But while Abbas claimed he had never turned down an offer to enter talks, he did not express any interest in the pending American plan. [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More...) ]

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