Abbas to unveil new peace plan during Security Council speech

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will unveil a new peace plan during his speech to the United Nations Security Council later today, the official Wafa news agency reports PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki as telling Voice of Palestine radio.

Malki says Abbas will call for halting Israeli settlement construction, rescinding Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and for an international conference that’ll formulate a basis for negotiations based on a two-state solution with a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.

He says Abbas’ peace plan will reflect the content of his recent speeches and meetings with world leaders. Since Trump’s December 6 declaration, Abbas has said the US is no longer an honest broker and claimed Israel is a European colonial state with no basis in Judaism.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, January 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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