Abbas wants 'clear vision' on peace talks

Abbas spokesman says PA waiting for a "clear vision" from the United States on resuming peace talks with Israel.

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Elad Benari,

Nabil Abu Rudeineh
Nabil Abu Rudeineh
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A spokesman for Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday the Palestinian Arabs are still waiting for a "clear vision" from the United States on resuming peace talks with Israel.

Abbas "wants clarity" on the two-state solution, said the spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, according to The Associated Press.

His comments come ahead of a visit to the region by President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, envoy for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell.

The delegation, which will visit this week, will meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Abbas, and leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan and Egypt.

The PA insists that any peace agreement with Israel be based on the formation of a Palestinian state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.

Abu Rudeineh’s comments are a repeat of a recent demand by Jordan and the PA. Abbas met with King Abdullah of Jordan several weeks ago, following which the two demanded that Washington establish a clear position regarding the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders.








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