U.S. Envoy: Palestinian Reaction to Trump Announcement Is Ugly, Anti-Semitic

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Some of the Palestinian rhetoric in response to President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem has been "ugly, needlessly provocative and anti-Semitic," U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told the Jerusalem Post this week. Friedman characterized the Palestinian reaction as "largely emotional," saying they "unfortunately overreacted," because Trump made clear that the U.S. was "not taking a position on any final-status issues, including the specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem." After the Palestinians said they now reject any U.S. role in the peace process, Friedman responded, "There is no path around the United States. Israel has made it clear that they will not engage under the sponsorship of any other nation."

2017-12-29 00:00:00

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