Published: Wed, August 30, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

In Ramallah, UN Chief Reiterates Support for Two-State Mideast Solution

In Ramallah, UN Chief Reiterates Support for Two-State Mideast Solution

Speaking alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Turkish capital Ankara, Erdogan said: "To find a solution and provide peace is not only in Palestinians' favor but also that of Israel".

Tuesday's one-day lifting of the ban is intended as a test to see if calm can be maintained.Glick, a US-born rabbi, survived a 2014 assassination attempt by a Palestinian over his campaign for Jewish prayer rights at the site before he joined parliament.

In the region for another push to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, peace envoy Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy Dina Powell met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday.

He stressed that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, especially in East Jerusalem, are illegal and will have to be dismantled.

President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, The Hill reported Sunday.

On Monday after meeting Netanyahu, he criticised settlements but also said Palestinians must condemn "terrorism".

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Trump aides have held a series of meetings with both sides, portraying them as hearing out concerns before deciding on a way forward.

Kushner and his team informed the Palestinian officials that they would answer the Palestinian team within the next few weeks, Hamdallah said.

The US president himself visited Israel and the Palestinian territories in May.

"But during the last round, (Abbas) brought up settlements and the two-state solution".

Although he lashed out at the United Nations on Tuesday for an "absurd obsession with Israel", Netanyahu told Guterres a day earlier that he expects to open a "new page" with the organization.

"No uprooting of settlements", he said. "It has been proven that it does not help peace", he said. "We believe that settlement activity is illegal under global law. We got rockets", he added, referring to the 2005 Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and subsequent conflicts.

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