The U.S. Plan for a "Reset" with the Palestinians

(The National-Abu Dhabi) Joyce Karam - A 4-page memo, The U.S. Palestinian Reset and the Path Forward, drafted by deputy assistant secretary of state for Israeli-Palestinian affairs Hady Amr, was presented to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on March 1. The memo recommends a two-state solution "based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed land swaps and agreements on security and refugees." The U.S. will "take a two-fold approach of maintaining and ideally improving the U.S. relationship with Israel by deepening its integration into the region, while resetting the U.S. relationship with the Palestinian people and leadership." The document mentions "rolling back certain steps by the prior administration that bring into question our commitment or pose real barriers to a two-state solution, such as country-of-origin labeling." It also seeks "to obtain a Palestinian commitment to end payments to individuals imprisoned for acts of terrorism."

2021-03-18 00:00:00

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