In parallel, Israel continues the policy of both Judaization and Israeli nationalization in Jerusalem, using various tools, including the Israeli Judiciary, which plays, particularly in Jerusalem, the role of infiltrating real-estate belonging to Palestinians, for settlement societies-especially the 'Ateret Cohenim Settlement Association'.
The US plan was unpopular at the UNSC meeting, with only representatives of Israel and the United States speaking up in favour of the deal. Geographically, they span Europe, South Africa, Australia, Canada and Central America.
For a start, the plan's vision for Jerusalem as the "indivisible" capital of the Jewish state is unacceptable for Palestinians and Muslims worldwide, as the city is home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque - the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina.
Although he said the plan received support from Israel's government, Mladenov added that the EU high representative said Trump's plan "departs from worldwide agreed parameters", while African Union member states "also rejected the proposal at their recent summit". A peace plan in name only, it will perpetuate the occupation and doom the region to a destructive future of more bloodshed and conflict.
Abbas reiterated his criticisms of the Trump administration plan, which proposes separate Israeli and Palestinian states and allows Israel to annex territory in the West Bank it occupied after the 1967 Six-Day War.
But in the end, Abbas declined a proposal Olmert offered in 2008.
"Our entire people are saying "No, no, no" to this deal", he said.
"We will confront its application on the ground", Abbas said, but later added that Palestinians "will not resort to terrorism". European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the USA initiative "departs from these internationally agreed parameters". "I'm fully ready to resume negotiations where we left off" in 2008, with the involvement of the Quartet - the United Nations, the USA, the European Union and Russian Federation - on the basis of the 1967 borders, he said.
"If President Abbas was serious about negotiating, he wouldn't be here in NY, he would be in Jerusalem", said Danon.
Olmert has said that he proposed in 2008 relinquishing nearly the entire West Bank to Abbas, with one-for-one land swaps, dividing Jerusalem to enable a Palestinian capital and conceding Israeli sovereignty in the Holy Basin to an worldwide trusteeship.
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Five European Union nations - France, Belgium, Germany, Estonia and Poland - issued a joint statement saying that while they value efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Trump plan departs from the internationally agreed parameters they remain committed to.
Abbas did not slam Trump, however, saying that he didn't know who had given the USA president this "unacceptable advice".
The Palestinians have sought to rally global support against the plan, which Trump unveiled alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has since moved forward with efforts to annex vast areas of the West Bank.
While Arab League foreign ministers on February 1 rejected the plan, three Gulf Arab states - Oman, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates - were represented at its White House announcement event, suggesting that they may be prioritizing ties with the U.S. and a shared hostility toward Iran over traditional Arab alliances.
"The U.S. can not be the sole mediator", he said.
"Only when he steps down can Israel and the Palestinians move forward", Danon said of Abbas.
The proposal was made without the input of Palestinians, who broke off ties with the Trump administration after it controversially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in late 2017.
The two men met amidst gripes here and in Israel that Olmert no longer has a political base and that Abbas has been ineffectual as a leader of the Palestinians.
"The previous resolutions of this council reflect both International Law as well as parameters for these negotiations", Germany's representative said, rejecting the USA proposal.
"I am serious about what I say". A senior USA official, who asked not to be identified, called the anticipated resolution "polarizing" and said "the old ways of doing things is over" at the UN.
"There is no Palestinian leadership that is more pragmatic, more moderate more dovish than Abbas", he said.