Biden Restates Support For 2 States For 2 Peoples But Says Ground Not Ripe To Restart Israel-Palestinian Talks – Biden Palestinian Visit
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US President Joe Biden said in Bethlehem on Friday that the Palestinian people’s demand for an independent state was not yet possible. He said that during his visit to the West Bank, he tried to revive the stalled peace process between Israel and Palestine, but met with disappointment. After meeting they left for Saudi Arabia. After which he became the first US President to fly directly from Saudi Arabia directly from Israel.
According to media reports, his flight can heat up relations between the two countries amid the growing threat of Iran. After Joe Biden’s arrival in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomed and met US President Joe Biden for the first time as President at the Royal Palace here.
Biden is expected to meet with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ahead of the meeting with Wali Ahad Mohamed and other advisers. Shah Salman is the father of Mohammed bin Salman. Despite facing US criticism over human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, the two countries can focus on further cementing their long-standing partnership.
Significantly, US President Joe Biden is on a tour of the Middle East these days. He had discussed Iran’s rapidly growing nuclear program with Israeli PM Yair Lapid a day earlier. The Israeli leader pledged not to allow Iran to be atom rich. Before leaving for a tour of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Biden insisted on the unification of the region from Lapid.
In Bethlehem on Friday, he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. During this, however, he announced financial assistance of US $ 316 million for the Palestinians. During this, regarding the peace talks, he said that the ground has not yet been prepared for resuming talks, despite this, the US and my administration will not back down from efforts to bring both sides closer. He said that this land is for both the countries. He also said that both the countries (Palestine and Israel) are living side by side in peace and security.
During this, Palestinian President Abbas said that the time has come for us to change the history of Israel’s occupation of our land.
Biden will go to West Bank, no special offer expected for Palestinians
US President Joe Biden is on his way to the Israeli-occupied West Bank for talks with Palestinian leaders. But they will not have any special offer except to provide funds for the purpose of regional peace. They will announce $316 million here as financial aid.
However, a third of this money would require the approval of the US Congress (Parliament). There is also the possibility that he will have something to say about Israel’s commitment to modernize the communications connectivity system for the Palestinians. Biden can express his support for the Palestinian state, but there is no clear path forward. The final round of serious peace talks stalled more than a decade ago, leaving millions of Palestinians living under Israeli military rule in the West Bank. While Israel is continuously expanding settlements in the West Bank region.
Palestine supporters march on Biden’s way
About two dozen pro-Palestinian protesters gathered in East Jerusalem before a visit to a local Biden hospital. All these journalists were holding flag-posters of Shirin Abu Akleh, who was killed in May during an Israeli military strike in the West Bank. Biden was visiting Augusta Victoria Hospital before heading to Bethlehem to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.