Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

'I will not shut up,' Haley tells Palestinians at UN

'I will not shut up,' Haley tells Palestinians at UN

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, behind her, attend a United Nations Security Council concerning meeting concerning issues in the Middle East, at UN headquarters, February 20, 2018 in New York City.

"We are ready to exchange territories with Israel, but on a small scale and within the framework of the bilateral agreement", Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said. "We confirm our readiness to provide a Russian venue for the Palestinian and Israeli leaders without preconditions".

On December 6, the President's announcement to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem while declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital unleashed fury and backlash from Arab nations and the global community.

Another senior Palestinian official, Mustafa Barghouti, said he expected Abbas to again attack the U.S. declaration and call for the recognition of east Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.

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In his response to a question about possible alternatives to the work of the Palestinian Authority after the suspension of recognition of Israel and the end of Oslo accords, Abbas said that the Palestinian Central Council, which held its session mid-January, has adopted a new strategy.

"Our negotiators are sitting right behind us, ready to talk", she said, before adding: "But we will not chase after you".

Friedman made the comment during a meeting with a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations, which is visiting Jerusalem this week.

The Palestinian leader said the Trump administration made an "unlawful decision" when they announced the move and called for a "multi-lateral worldwide mechanism" to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Abbas also blamed Israel for the moribund peace negotiations over Palestinian statehood, telling the security council that the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "shut the door" to a two-state solution. "I sit here today offering the outstretched hand to the Palestinian people in the cause of peace", she said.

The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people.Trump spoke.

Haley's speech followed addresses from Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon and Abbas to the chamber.

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