If At First, You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try, Again

The Biden administration has settled on a series of steps aimed at boosting its diplomatic ties to the Palestinians in lieu of reopening the US Consulate in Jerusalem.

According to two sources, Joe Biden will elevate Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr to the role of special envoy to the Palestinians.

Any plans the US considers in order to bolster ties with the Palestinians must include a reality check. We need to face up to the fact that the PA still calls for Israel to be wiped off the map. We also need to acknowledge the horrific and continual terrorism Israel must continue to defend itself against. Without recognizing and conducting affairs in sync with these truths, the US should scrap its plans to befriend the Palestinians. We’re not holding our breath in the hopes that this administration will ever get it right.

US readies steps to boost ties with Palestinians after freezing consulate reopening, by Jacob Magid/Times of Israel, May 29, 2022






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