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Jake Walles: Bahrain workshop failed to present new workable proposals or new practical mechanisms.

The meeting tackled several topics of relevance including a possible US congressional vote on a resolution supporting a two state solution. Senator Lindsey Graham gave statements in Jerusalem recently expressing support to the two state solution. Topics also included the aftermath of the Manama economic workshop and the next steps anticipated by the US Administration …


Official PLO position on Manama workshop

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued today the following statement on its official position from the US-sponsored Manama workshop: “The PLO Executive Committee reaffirms that the lack of political and legal dimensions in the presentation of the so-called plan presented by the Trump administration in the Manama diversionary sideshow are grounds for its sealed fate …


Erekat: Manama workshop a deviation from the solution to ending occupation

As the Manama Economic Workshop is taking place today in the Bahraini capital of Manama, senior PLO official, Dr. Saeb Erekat said  that the Palestinian right to self-determination, freedom, and independence should be honored through the implementation of UN resolutions and international law, adding that this is the only way to peace and prosperity. “Our …


Palestinian protesters reject US-sponsored Bahrain meeting

Thousands of Palestinians have staged rallies in both the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip to express their resentment at a forthcoming US-led conference in Bahrain, which would seek to advance President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians, dubbed “the deal of the century.” Rallies were held …


Bahar calls Bahrain workshop “conference of conspiracy”

Ahmed Bahar, deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), has described the Bahrain economic workshop as the conference of conspiracy and sedition. In a press release, Bahar said that the Bahrain meeting “constitutes a political, moral and humanitarian crime.’ He called on the participating Arab states to respect the Palestinian people’s national feelings and …


PM criticizes Bahrain workshop as mediocre, expects results to be futile

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh denounced today the American workshop in the Bahraini capital Manama as mediocre while expecting its results to be futile. Speaking at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting held in Ramallah, Shtayyeh said Palestine’s boycott of the workshop has deemed it illegitimate. He said the solution to the Palestinian issue is …


President Abbas reiterates position against Manama workshop

President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed today that the Palestinians will not be attending the upcoming Manama workshop, called for by the United States. “As for the Manama workshop in Bahrain, we said that we will not attend this workshop. The reason is that the economic situation should not be discussed before the political one.” The president …