White House: ‘Old talking points’ won’t lead to Palestinian state

A White House spokesman reacts to PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the UN Security council.

“We appreciated the opportunity to listen to his speech. We were hoping to hear some new and constructive ideas, and the recognition that Jerusalem is holy to Jews in addition to Muslims and Christians is a step in the right direction, but as Ambassador Haley warned, setting forth old talking points and undeveloped concepts for each of the core issues will not achieve peace,” says Josh Raffel.

“We are trying to do the opposite and will continue working on our plan, which is designed to benefit both the Israeli and Palestinian people. We will present it when it is done and the time is right,” he adds.

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