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March 8, 2017 12:22 pm

US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley: Palestinians Must Stop Incitement, Engage in Direct Peace Talks With Israel

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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Photo: Screenshot.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Photo: Screenshot.

The Palestinian Authority must “stop its incitement to violence” and engage with Israel in “direct peace negotiations, rather than looking to the UN,” a top American diplomatic official said on Tuesday.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley made the statement after meeting with her Palestinian counterpart, Riyad Mansour — an encounter she described as “productive.”

“The US is committed to supporting a true peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority,” she said.

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Last month, Haley received warm praise from the pro-Israel community in both the US and abroad after taking the UN Security Council to task for its double standards when it comes to its treatment of the Jewish state.

Following her first meeting with Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, Haley said, “Never again will our allies have to question our support.”

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  • Lenny Sklovsky

    Wait just a minute… A Palestinian (muslim) MALE ambassador is meeting with FEMALE counterpart and this meeting is productive? It might have been productive from US standpoint, but somehow I don’t think Palestinians call it productive and it might not have results as everyone would hope for. However, I do applaud Ms. Haley for starting these negotiations.

  • LybDerSyn

    Makes sense to me!

  • The PLO will not engage in direct talks with Israel, nor end incitement against Jews, until “reasonable” Arabs overthrow the PLO occupiers.

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