Greenblatt said the U.S. tried to broach the issue before it cut aid to UNRWA last year. The U.S. reduced its $360 million annual contribution to UNRWA in 2017 to just $60 million in 2018 and nothing this year. The Palestinian leadership has already called the plan "dead on arrival" and has said it will boycott the Bahrain event. Greenblatt made clear that the business-as-usual approach to Middle East peacemaking had not succeeded and took aim at the failed approaches employed by the United Nations and others. We do know that it is time to move past Band-Aid solutions and political assertions, into the adult world of hard choices."
Source: Fox News May 23, 2019 02:24 UTC