Palestinian official says US will never present Middle East peace plan

  1. Palestinian official says US will never present Middle East peace plan  Reuters
  2. US Will No Longer Fund Peace-Building Programs For Palestinians  KPBS
  3. Trudy Rubin: Mideast peace ‘deal of century’ eludes Trump, 25 years after Oslo Accords  The Spokesman-Review
  4. Former minister Yossi Beilin: Oslo Peace Process was not a failure  The Jerusalem Post
  5. US Is Ending Final Source of Aid for Palestinian Civilians  New York Times
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25 years Since the Oslo Accords: Israeli Security Depends on Palestinian Rights

OSLO, Norway, Sep 14 (IPS) – Jan Egeland is Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council. He co-organized the secret talks between Israel and Palestine that led to the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Twenty-five years ago, on 13 September 1993, I sat on the White House lawn to witness the landmark signing of the Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Diplomats around me gasped as Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands with former foe, Chairman Yasser Arafat. But for some of us present, the handshake came as no surprise.

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US defunding of Palestinian refugee agency creates crisis for Jordan

US defunding of Palestinian refugee agency creates crisis for JordanAlthough never great with numbers, Ahmed Ibrahim says every day he sees the impact of a budget deficit on his home. Because of staff shortages at the local UNRWA health clinic, Mr. Ibrahim must now wait up to six hours to see a nurse for his chronic cough – often times he is only seen for a total of three minutes. Trash in front of his home and across the camp has been piling up since March, when UNRWA, the UN relief agency administering to Palestinian refugees, was forced to lay off most of its part-time street cleaners and sanitation workers following an initial round of US funding cuts.