- As Part Of The Upcoming Middle East Peace Covenant, Will The U.S. Formally Recognize Palestinian Statehood At The United Nations?
- For months, Israel and Saudi Arabia have been quietly negotiating a deal that would normalize relations between the two nations. But they aren’t the only parties involved. Israel and Saudi Arabia both want formal security agreements with the United States as part of any agreement.
- In other words, if either of those two nations get attacked, the U.S. military would be required to intervene.
- The Saudis also want to develop a nuclear power program, and they want U.S. assistance with that.
- But the biggest barrier to a deal was always going to be the Palestinians.
- The Saudis are insisting that any agreement must include major concessions from both the U.S. and the Israelis. And the Palestinians are publicly making it known that they will not accept any outcome that does not involve formal U.S. recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.
- At one time, such a demand would have killed negotiations, but apparently the Biden administration is very open to making such a move.
- In fact, on Friday National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told the press that “a basic framework” for an agreement has been “hammered out”…
- It is being reported that the Palestinians are demanding the transfer of territory in the West Bank from Israel and “recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations” from the United States…
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