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Sun Aug 20, 2017, 09:46 AM

Abbas: I Met Trump's Envoys 20 Times and Still Don't Understand Their Peace Plan

Source: Haaretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told a delegation from the left-wing Meretz party that he does not understand the conduct of the Trump administration when it comes to the Israel-Palestinian issue.

Abbas noted that in meetings with envoys representing U.S. President Donald Trump in recent weeks, he heard that they support a two-state solution to the conflict and a settlement construction freeze. However, the Palestinian president said they are refusing to say so publicly and to present Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with such a position as an American demand.

"I have met with Trump envoys about 20 times since the beginning of his term as president of the United States," Abbas said according to notes taken by some of the meeting's participants. "Every time they repeatedly stressed to me how much they believe and are committed to a two-state solution and a halt to construction in the settlements. I have pleaded with them to say the same thing to Netanyahu, but they refrained. They said they would consider it but then they didn't get back to me."

The Palestinian president said he doesn't know to what extent this will be reflected in the results of the upcoming visit of an American delegation, part of Trump's effort to restart the peace process. The representatives, led by senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner, will visit Jerusalem and Ramallah on Thursday, after a lengthy tour of the region.

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Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/1.807962

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Reply Abbas: I Met Trump's Envoys 20 Times and Still Don't Understand Their Peace Plan (Original post)
highplainsdem Aug 2017 OP
Canoe52 Aug 2017 #1
Honeycombe8 Aug 2017 #2
IronLionZion Aug 2017 #3
paleotn Aug 2017 #4
Maeve Aug 2017 #5
bitterross Aug 2017 #6
Scarsdale Aug 2017 #7
bitterross Aug 2017 #11
lark Aug 2017 #8
SweetieD Aug 2017 #9
Cold War Spook Aug 2017 #10
onit2day Aug 2017 #12
keithbvadu2 Aug 2017 #13

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 09:49 AM

1. KnR

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 09:52 AM

2. Is he the one that stood there and showered praise on Trump in a statement by the two of them...

before the press?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 09:57 AM

3. Not everyone can understand Trump's dazzling brilliance

he operates at a much higher intellectual level than all of us. That's why no one understands his genius strategy

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 09:58 AM

4. Simple really....

they don't have one. Same for their tax reform policy, infrastructure policy, healthcare policy.... you name it. It's a title on a blank sheet of paper.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 10:55 AM

5. part 'bait & switch', part 'sell you the Brooklyn Bridge'

All BS and moonshine--THAT is the 'plan'. Just like the 'plan' to defeat ISIS in 30 days, or the healthcare 'plan' or the tax reform 'plan' or the...but you get the idea.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 11:10 AM

6. Jared is in over his head. Nothing will be accomplished /nt

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Response to bitterross (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 11:48 AM

7. Netanyaho (sp?) is

a good friend of the Kushner family. He stayed at their home years ago, when Jared first met him. The Palestinians are royally screwed as long as tRump is in office. Maybe once Bibi is convicted for his many crimes and removed from office, THEN maybe things can improve? Better yet, when tRump is out of office. Most useless administration in the history of this country. Jared likely could not even break up a fight between Ivanka and Maleria.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 02:47 PM

11. Nah, Pence is a true believer in the Bible - he won't be any better on the issue.

Xtians like Pence are typically very Zionist. I don't think an administration led by him will be any better.

Sorry mods that I guess I've strayed into Israel/Palestine a bit. But it is very much in context with the thread overall I think.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 12:11 PM

8. Hard to promote something they don't believe in to begin with -

peace with the Palestinians. Hate is what drumpf and his family minions, believe in.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 12:26 PM

9. It was probably a shell game con that they are used to presenting to investors. But that vague

crap doesn't work on political leaders. The entire Trump administration is way out of its league.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 12:27 PM

10. Jerusalem

That is what will keep them from having peace. The Palestinians want part of Jerusalem for their capitol and Israel will never give it to them.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 03:27 PM

12. With Kushner leading talks it will be about

how to enrich himself and the Trumps. Where resort hotels can be built and trading arms for services. Kushner has no experience or knowledge of the subject and will just try to avoid conflict during his people pleasing of empty promises and rhetoric. Maybe we could send some alt right Nazis with his team.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 20, 2017, 08:00 PM

13. Get back over there, Jared.

Or don't the Palestinians have enough money for Donald/Jared to care?

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