Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018
February 21, 2018
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full U.N. membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for a two-state solution.
Abbas spoke as the Trump administration's two key Mideast negotiators who are working on a U.S. peace proposal — the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner and special representative Jason Greenblatt — sat in the Security Council chamber listening.
Abbas outlined the Palestinian vision for...