The Biden administration announced Tuesday that the U.S. is restoring relations with the Palestinians and will resume supporting assistance programs that deliver humanitarian aid to refugees, a reversal from former President Donald Trump’s policies.
Acting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Mills said the new policy is “the best way to ensure Israel’s future as a democratic and Jewish state while upholding the Palestinians’ legitimate aspirations for a state of their own and to live with dignity and security.”
During the Trump administration, the U.S. stopped making contributions to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, which provides education, health care, and aid to Palestinian refugees; shuttered the Washington office of the Palestinian Liberation Organization; and submitted a peace proposal leaving Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which was rejected by the Palestinians.
Mills said under the Biden administration, “the policy of the United States will be to support a mutually agreed two-state solution, one in which Israel lives in peace and security alongside a viable Palestinian state.” Both sides are being urged to “avoid unilateral steps that make a two-state solution more difficult, such as annexation of territory, settlement activity, demolitions, incitement to violence, and providing compensation for individuals in prison for acts of terrorism,” Mills added.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said now is “the time to heal and repair the damage left by the previous U.S. administration. We look forward to the reversal of the unlawful and hostile measures undertaken by the Trump administration and to working together for peace.”
Source: The Week
The Yucatan Times
more recommended stories
Michelle Fridman says equal marriage in Yucatan would be beneficial for Tourism
The head of the Tourism Development.
Hot Yucatan weekend in the middle of the winter
This Saturday, due to the entry.
SSY supports the request of doctors to conclude vaccination of Health personnel
Mérida, Yucatán, (February 27, 2021).- The.
Beach closed due to shark sighting in Quintana Roo
The black flag is until further.
60 South Street to be named after Armando Manzanero
Merida’s City Council unanimously approves the.
The Superior Audit Office of the Federation is AMLO’s new enemy.
Morena and its allies in the.
New COVID-19 variant found in Mexico: it is present in 80% of cases and has increased transmission.
The INDRE’s Technological Development and Molecular.
Morena ‘pulls’ Félix Salgado Macedonio’s candidacy after allegations of rape and sexual abuse.
AMLO’s party Morena, had endorsed Salgado.
Pemex’s multi-billion dollar losses soar 38% in 2020
According to the company’s financial report,.
Rabies Vaccination Campaign in Progreso, Yuc.
Progreso, Yucatán (February 26, 2021).- This.