Greenblatt: Palestinians' Aspirations Are Not Rights

(Jerusalem Post) Lahav Harkov - Jason Greenblatt, one of the chief architects of the U.S. peace plan, told the Jerusalem Post on Thursday he was not surprised by the Palestinians' automatic rejection of the plan, because that was the reaction he expected. "That's why we give them four years. It's different from what they promised their people and different from their aspirations. They talk about their rights, but aspirations are not rights," Greenblatt said. Greenblatt also came out against the use of the term "settlers" and "settlements," saying those who use it mean it pejoratively. "They're towns. Call them what they are. It holds back peace to describe them with words that have political overtones. You can say West Bank or Judea and Samaria. But they're not settlers; they're Israelis. It's not occupied territory - that's a false term."

2020-02-14 00:00:00

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