Tag: Palestinians

Trump Peace Envoy: Palestinians Do Not Have a ‘Right’ To a Jerusalem Capital

Jason Greenblatt, left, a top U.S. peace negotiator, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel. (@JDGreenblatt45/Twitter)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Palestinians may aspire to a capital in Jerusalem, but do not have a right to one, President Donald Trump’s top Middle East peace envoy said.

Jason Greenblatt on Tuesday was previewing the political segment of a long-awaited peace plan.

“It is true that the PLO and the Palestinian Authority continue…

Jared Kushner Says in Rare Interview He Hopes the Palestinians ‘Can Become Capable of Governing’

Jared Kushner participates in a panel discussion…

Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt in Israel to Talk About Peace Plan as Government Dissolves

Jason Greenblatt, left, and Jared Kushner at a Middle East peace conference in Warsaw, Poland, Feb. 14, 2019. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, architects of the Trump administration’s peace plan, arrived in Israel to discuss the proposal an hour before the government voted to dissolve and move to new elections.

Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, and Greenblatt, his Middle East envoy, are scheduled to meet Thursday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

They were in  Morocco on Tuesday and Jordan on Wednesday in an effort to…

These Jewish Camp Counselors Want to Teach Their Kids About the Cccupation

Participants in a camp counselor training by IfNotNow in Boston, May 27, 2018. (IfNotNow)

(JTA) — When Aviva Schwartz started praying publicly for Palestinians at her Jewish summer camp, she knew it would be controversial.

Schwartz had grown up ensconced in the Conservative movement, had attended three of its Ramah camps and had moved up the ranks as a staff member at Ramah Wisconsin. When Israel’s war in Gaza broke out in the summer of 2014, she was the…

Israel defends Gaza crackdown as self-defense: ‘We are saving human life’

Despite growing condemnation for the deaths of 60 Palestinians on the Gaza border yesterday, Israel defended its military’s actions as an act of self-defense in the face of a mass attack.

“We didn’t want it to happen, but we understood these were Hamas’ intentions,” Dani Dayan, Israel’s consul general in New York, told reporters Tuesday. “We are not going away. We will defend our border. We will defend our population. If they invade Israeli communities, we will have to take much harsher measures. By doing what we did we are saving human life.”

On Monday morning, tens of thousands of…