A day after the UN voted to reject the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinian leader stated that the US is no longer an honest mediator in the peace process.







PA leader Mahmoud Abbas

PA leader Mahmoud Abbas Photo credit: Reuters/Israel News Company

The Palestinian leadership will not accept any peace plan proposed by the US, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday.

During a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, Abbas reiterated that “there is no solution to the conflict other than the two-state solution” and that “recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a move that violates international law.”

Macron said his country will recognize a Palestinian state “at the right time and not under pressure,” adding that the US has taken the Israeli side in the conflict.

France was one of 128 countries that voted in favor of a resolution rejecting the US recognition of Jerusalem at the UN General Assembly on Thursday.