Putin To Host Palestinian Leader As Russia Touts Peacemaker Role

The Palestinian Authority has been widely criticised for maintaining security coordination with Israel

The Palestinian Authority has been widely criticised for maintaining security coordination with Israel

The Palestinians may decide to dissolve the existing self-governing bodies and return the responsibility over the territories and its large population to Israel, Nabil Shaathsaid.

President Donald Trump has warned Israel that its West Bank settlements risk complicating efforts to find peace in the Middle East. He declined to give a timeline for releasing the United States plan for peace between the rivals.

"We are going to see what goes on", Trump said in an interview published Sunday in the Sheldon Adelson-owned Israel Hayom newspaper, when asked when the USA will unveil its much anticipated peace plan.

"We have not and will not reject negotiations ever and we have said and we still say that we are ready to engage in negotiations, the formation of a multi-lateral mechanism that is produced by an global peace convention is the most ideal way to broker such negotiations", the 82-year-old Palestinian leader said.

Germany is one of Israel's closest and most important allies, and Gabriel stressed he was anxious about its path given the prolonged stalemate in peace talks. "So we are just going to have to see what happens", Trump said.

Trump said he was not sure whether there would be peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, but said, "I think it is very foolish for the Palestinians, and I also think it would be very foolish for the Israelis, if they don't make a deal".

USÂ President Donald Trump upended decades of United States policy when he announced two months ago that the USÂ recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian President Mehmoud Abbas had condemned the move, saying it disqualified the USA from playing the role of arbiter.

A Palestinian woman sits with a child after receiving food supplies from the United Nations' offices in the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on February 11, 2018.

Donalod Trump could not spell out his vision about Jerusalem.

"As a friend of Israel, and as a foreign minister of a country with a special commitment to your country's security, I am sincerely concerned about Israel's mid- to long-term options", he said in an address to the Institute for National Security Studies' annual conference. As for specific boundaries, I would support what both sides agreed to.

Trump said it would be "foolish" for Israel and the Palestinians to not arrive at a peace agreement under his administration's stewardship.

"Right now, I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace, they are not looking to make peace. When I think of the likely consequences I think this is more ambivalent", Gabriel said. "It is a awful deal for many parties, but I think in particular it is bad, really, for Israel". "The World is watching #IranProtests".

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