Jordan has rejected any possibility of establishing a confederation with the Palestinian Authority to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as previously reported Sunday.
“The establishment of a confederation is an issue we will not discuss. The Jordanian position remains the same: the two-state solution for two peoples, with a Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem,” the government of King Abdullah II said in a statement.
The PA president addressed the issue at a meeting with the Israeli leftist movement “Peace Now” and Israeli legislators. “I was asked if I believe in a federation with Jordan,” Abbas said of a talk he had with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and special adviser, and Jason Greenblatt, his Middle East envoy. “I answered: yes, I want a confederation with Jordan and Israel.
The Palestinian president also added that the current U.S. government “is hostile to the Palestinians, and has abandoned the peace process.
”The U.S. wants to sabotage UNRWA completely,” he said, referring to the announcement made by the Trump administration last Friday. The U.S. is completely stopping to provide financial support to the U.N. agency in charge of the nearly 5 million Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.