This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
UK: Palestinian Foreign Minister deplores US ‘deal of the century’02:46

UK: Palestinian Foreign Minister deplores US ‘deal of the century’

United Kingdom, London
May 17, 2019 at 20:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki criticised the US ‘deal of the century’ by saying that “this administration is preparing to give its stamp of approval to Israel’s colonial policies,” during a speech at the Chatham House think tank in London on Friday.

While emphasising that the Palestinian government was committed to peace talks, al-Riyad said that “the Americans have decided to close our representative office in Washington, to cut all official links with us through closing the office, decided to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel, moving their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, taking the issue of Jerusalem off the table.”

The Palestinian foreign minister likened these actions to a “declaration of war.”

The US ‘deal of the century’ is a plan based on the so-called ‘two-state solution’ and is being designed by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law. It is unclear at this stage what this deal will consist of precisely.

UK: Palestinian Foreign Minister deplores US ‘deal of the century’02:46
Pool for subscribers only
Restrictions

mandatory credit: chatham house

No Account? Sign up!
Description

The Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki criticised the US ‘deal of the century’ by saying that “this administration is preparing to give its stamp of approval to Israel’s colonial policies,” during a speech at the Chatham House think tank in London on Friday.

While emphasising that the Palestinian government was committed to peace talks, al-Riyad said that “the Americans have decided to close our representative office in Washington, to cut all official links with us through closing the office, decided to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel, moving their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, taking the issue of Jerusalem off the table.”

The Palestinian foreign minister likened these actions to a “declaration of war.”

The US ‘deal of the century’ is a plan based on the so-called ‘two-state solution’ and is being designed by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law. It is unclear at this stage what this deal will consist of precisely.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
02:56
Myanmar: Protesters erect barricades as police fire tear gas in YangonMyanmar: Protesters erect barricades as police fire tear gas in Yangon
March 1, 2021 at 17:25 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:14
Myanmar: Gunshots heard at mass anti-coup protest in YangonMyanmar: Gunshots heard at mass anti-coup protest in Yangon
February 28, 2021 at 22:43 GMT +00:00
04:23
Japan: ‘Mizugyo’ ritual participants purify bodies under freezing waterJapan: ‘Mizugyo’ ritual participants purify bodies under freezing water
March 1, 2021 at 02:01 GMT +00:00
01:22
France: Sarkozy arrives in court to face verdict in corruption trialFrance: Sarkozy arrives in court to face verdict in corruption trial
March 1, 2021 at 12:55 GMT +00:00
01:26
Syria: Israeli missiles intercepted over Damascus - state mediaSyria: Israeli missiles intercepted over Damascus - state media
March 1, 2021 at 06:49 GMT +00:00
02:30
Indonesia: Drive-thru COVID vaccination centre set up BaliIndonesia: Drive-thru COVID vaccination centre set up Bali
March 1, 2021 at 12:18 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:49
ISS: NASA astronauts perform spacewalk to begin solar array upgrade processISS: NASA astronauts perform spacewalk to begin solar array upgrade process
February 28, 2021 at 20:10 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:23
Sudan: Russian frigate enters Port Sudan for first timeSudan: Russian frigate enters Port Sudan for first time
February 28, 2021 at 20:30 GMT +00:00
00:59
France: Sarkozy leaves court after corruption verdictFrance: Sarkozy leaves court after corruption verdict
March 1, 2021 at 13:31 GMT +00:00
04:35
Peruvian footballer Osama Vinladen proves that name shouldn't define his careerPeruvian footballer Osama Vinladen proves that name shouldn't define his career
March 1, 2021 at 06:07 GMT +00:00
01:45
Spain: Several FC Barcelona executives arrested in 'Barcagate' caseSpain: Several FC Barcelona executives arrested in 'Barcagate' case
March 1, 2021 at 16:20 GMT +00:00
03:11
Armenia: Protesters storm government building in YerevanArmenia: Protesters storm government building in Yerevan
March 1, 2021 at 16:15 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:56
Armenia: PM Pashinyan labels presidents's decision not to fire head of General Staff as 'strange'Armenia: PM Pashinyan labels presidents's decision not to fire head of General Staff as 'strange'
February 28, 2021 at 17:49 GMT +00:00
02:36
Armenia: Drone footage captures pro and anti-PM Pashinyan protests in Yerevan streetsArmenia: Drone footage captures pro and anti-PM Pashinyan protests in Yerevan streets
March 2, 2021 at 03:08 GMT +00:00
01:49
Armenia: Opposition accuse authorities of 'provocation attempts' during Yerevan rallyArmenia: Opposition accuse authorities of 'provocation attempts' during Yerevan rally
February 27, 2021 at 19:23 GMT +00:00
02:46
Armenia: Hundreds rally against PM Pashinyan as president refuses to fire Head of General StaffArmenia: Hundreds rally against PM Pashinyan as president refuses to fire Head of General Staff
February 27, 2021 at 21:08 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:51
Italy: Archaeologists discover ancient Roman processional chariot near PompeiiItaly: Archaeologists discover ancient Roman processional chariot near Pompeii
February 28, 2021 at 11:28 GMT +00:00
02:30
Myanmar: At least 4 reported dead as police crack down on anti-coup protestersMyanmar: At least 4 reported dead as police crack down on anti-coup protesters
February 28, 2021 at 09:07 GMT +00:00
02:24
Germany: Dortmund hair salon reopens at midnight as COVID restrictions easedGermany: Dortmund hair salon reopens at midnight as COVID restrictions eased
March 1, 2021 at 04:46 GMT +00:00
05:58
Japan: Uni researchers find water from hot springs kills coronavirus in KusatsuJapan: Uni researchers find water from hot springs kills coronavirus in Kusatsu
February 28, 2021 at 15:31 GMT +00:00
03:25
Netherlands: Police break up rally by hundreds of COVID sceptics in AmsterdamNetherlands: Police break up rally by hundreds of COVID sceptics in Amsterdam
February 28, 2021 at 21:48 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:09
Greece: Arson attacks target banks across AtticaGreece: Arson attacks target banks across Attica
March 1, 2021 at 14:42 GMT +00:00
View all videos