Abbas To Demand Biden Return U.S. Embassy To Tel Aviv, Report Says

Then-VP Biden warmly greets PA President Abbas in front of picture of arch-terrorist, former PLO chairman, Yasser Arafat in 2010. (AP/Bernat Armangue)

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A senior Palestinian Authority official was quoted in a Yisrael Hayom report on Sunday as saying that PA President Mahmoud Abbas will demand that President-elect Joe Biden immediately return the US embassy to Tel Aviv and annul President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city.

Biden has said in the past that he will not reverse Trump’s decision on these two matters.

The official added that Abbas transmitted a message to Biden that the PA would be willing to resume US-mediated peace negotiations with Israel but only from where they were left off under Barack Obama in 2016.

The PA will also demand the reopening of the PLO office in Washington, which Trump closed, and the restoration of U.S. aid to the Palestinians, the report said. As YWN reported last week, according to Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, Biden has already agreed to these conditions.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Abbas is in no position to “insist” on anything. Biden has made clear that he will NOT return the Embassy to Tel Aviv although he is willing to reopen negotiations with the PA. Abbas has already marginalized the Palestinians as EY has moved ahead with peace negotiations with several Arab countries and more are likely to join. If he insists on his position to return to 2016, he will totally lose any opportunity he may have to retain any legitimacy.

  2. Gadolhadorah, are you so sure about that? We are talking about Biden here, not Trump. You have the growing Israel-hating squad that will be mainstream within your Democrat party within the decade. Remember, if Hillary would have won in 2016, this wouldn’t even be an article, because there would be no Jerusalem embassy.