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Envoy Jason Greenblatt says: “The President wants to help the Palestinians.’
EXCLUSIVE: Jason Greenblatt over 20 years of experience as a top real estate attorney for a New York developer Donald Trump. He worked on numerous deals from his office in the glittering Trump Tower on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.
But on a summer day in this week, Greenblatt was in a shiny skyscraper several blocks away from his old office, this time at the United Nations, is working on a geopolitical deal that proved to be difficult to achieve, even to the most experienced diplomats He treated the security Council of the United Nations on the achievement of a comprehensive peace Treaty between Israel and the Palestinians, and he has had a few blunt words for an institution that has failed for decades, the conflict.
“We know that the Palestinians have seen promises made by some, and not kept. But President Trump and his management’s request, the lives of all involved better,” Greenblatt said. “Peace requires honesty and a willingness to embrace new ideas, as well as courage, and some hard compromises. This is for us a time to talk to each other openly, not in outdated slogans and talking points.”
Greenblatt is the President of the point man on peace in the Middle East, and in his speech, Greenblatt the well-worn bromides to the international diplomats called the have little progress.
“Only then will we achieve peace, by a plan that both sides are hopefully curious enough and excited enough to stand up and negotiate and reach the finish line,” he told Fox News in an interview after his Council appearance. “We will not achieve the peace through the constant reference to the tired talking points to the international law is not clear on the issue, an international consensus does not exist on this particular topic.”
But in spite of all the odds, he’s optimistic.
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“We want the enormous life for the Palestinians. We want to live, reflect the lives of Israelis, as long as we can keep everyone safe. We are not going to make it with slogans.”
His U. N. visit came a month after trump administration sponsored “peace-prosperity” workshop held in Bahrain. More than 300 officials, including from Israel and the Arab Nations, were mixed to chart out an unprecedented effort to strengthen the Palestinian economy. The administration plan is the deployment of 50 billion U.S. dollars for urgently-needed economic development, which officials say would create 1 million jobs for the Palestinians, and take the West Bank and Gaza, in a new epoch, and as the neighboring people.
But the Palestinian authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas not only refused to negotiate or even participate, even briefly detained a Palestinian businessman from Hebron, because he attended the event. Abbas protest broken ties to the White house, in response to the administration move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in the past year.
“Not only that, the Palestinian authority boycott of the conference itself, do not go to undermine the conference attempts by others to ask to. What a huge Chance that you have missed. Our hope is that, when you see the political plan, you will be interested enough to recognize that you should not miss this opportunity,” says Greenblatt. “I think we are at a unique time in history. We have a very idiosyncratic President, who is not only a great supporter of Israel, a President who understands Israel’s security needs but a President who wants to help the Palestinians themselves.”
He is confident that the Palestinian leadership will finally come around and see that the admiration, the plans are in your best interest.
“I think when you see the plan, you will see that. No one is here to have some force on it, the work, but we are also, as you heard this morning in my remarks, to say it directly enough to what they promised will probably not be reached. No one can force a deal on both sides, but, similar to the deal that you want is simply not there, so that is the only way you are going to live better, by sitting directly with the Israelis. None of us can get the Palestinians and Israelis agree on a deal, if you want to do that much. It is not for America, it is for the European Union, and it is not for anyone who is interested in this conflict, decisions for the Israelis or the Palestinians. We don’t live there, we are not suffering, we fight, we die, it is really up to the two sides.”
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Of the expenses of the shadow of Iran, and in Tehran, terrorist financing Hamas and Hezbollah continued. With that in mind, Greenblatt any progress in the direction of peace called, “Iran’s worst nightmare.” And he is convinced that the Palestinians and the Israelis… want an end to the decades-long dispute.
“In the last two and a half years, I have met so many ordinary Palestinians,” Greenblatt says. “You want a better life. I’m not saying that you want to that many of the hopes that have promised. But they are just as talented as the Israelis, just as eager to have a successful life like the Israelis, and I believe that, if you want to see the plan, you will recognize what is before us, what many benefits you can get from the plan. The Israeli side is the same. She only wants to live, safe and reliable. You already have a great economy. You are frustrated, you are skeptical, just like the Palestinians, and I hope that you realize that the compromises, we recommend suggesting, because, ultimately, it is up to your government as well, are worth it.”
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Greenblatt is on the way back to the Middle East next week for follow-up meetings on the plan. He will be accompanied by the President’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and other officials. Visit Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and U. A. E.
The 60-page action plan, for both sides have not yet been published. But Greenblatt is confident that by the proposal of bold, new ideas, President Trump is a success, the have been looking for, but not yet sealed to reach.