"There were too many false realities that were created - that people worship - that I think needed to be changed", Kushner told the Times, adding, "All we're doing is dealing with things as we see them and not being scared out of doing the right thing".
Palestinian leaders say Trump's White House is blatantly biased in favor of Israel and is seeking to blackmail them into accepting its terms.
Erekat added that the USA has accepted Israel's position on the designation of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as well as the future status of settlements in the West Bank and the question of Palestinian refugees.
"All they've done is have their hand out asking for money, badmouth the United States, not come to the table on the peace deal - why would we have a PLO office?" she explained.
"The only thing this administration did since it came to office is just to take Israelis and Palestinians off the path to peace, off the path of the two-state solution", Erekat said.
The Palestinian leadership confirmed Monday the embassy would close soon, following reports of a leaked draft of a speech by National Security Advisor John Bolton last Sunday night that said the PLO mission would be shut down in the course of penalizing nations that seek prosecution against the U.S., Israel, or other allies at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Uniquely, UNRWA grants refugee status to all descendants of Palestinians who left or fled Israel with the establishment of the state in 1948, swelling the number to an estimated five million at present, when the number of actual refugees from that conflict is estimated to be in the low tens of thousands.
Last week, Trump declared that the Palestinians would receive no further funding unless they returned to the negotiating table, while this week the administration announced it would shutter the Palestinians' diplomatic headquarters in Washington, since the facility is not being used for its stated objective of pursuing the peace process with Israel.
Zomlot on Thursday denounced the "unfortunate and vindictive" U.S. move to close the Palestinian mission.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization's mission is shown September 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.
The White House has chose to no longer support coexistence programs, as part of its general move to punish Palestinians for their refusal to engage with the administration, the report said.
It was the latest point of tension between the administration of President Donald Trump and the Palestinians, who cut off contact with Washington after Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December.
"Anything that's coming from the Americans is not going to be supported by the Palestinians", said pollster Khalil Shikaki according to AP. Both sides claim it as a capital.
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NASA released a video of the hurricane on Monday as captured by cameras mounted outside the International Space Station. Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely unsafe major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days.
Giving up picks for a replaceable depth player doesn't make sense to me unless the Rangers see him in a bigger role this year. NBC Sports Boston reporter Joe Haggerty quoted Hammonds Plains, N.S., native Brad Marchand after the deal was announced .
The supposed tradeoff is more battery life, which is definitely something we'll test when the OnePlus 6T comes out. An overwhelming 88 percent of the 19,000 participants said they wanted the headphone jack.
Williams smashed her racquet, breaking it, bringing about her second violation for racquet abuse, resulting in a point penalty. Williams was outraged, and demanded an apology, telling Ramos that "I don't cheat to win, I'd rather lose".
USA media later said a man in Lenoir County died after heavy winds knocked him down as he tried to check on his dogs. Eudy and his family stayed home in New Bern partly to protect their house. "This is a 500- or 1,000-year event".
In New Bern, at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers in North Carolina, the storm surge overwhelmed the town of 30,000. USA media later said a second man in Lenoir County died after heavy winds knocked him down as he tried to check on his dogs.
This offset a better performance at Waitrose , which remained in profit albeit down 12.2% at £96.4 million on an underlying basis. Sir Charlie confirmed the company would be investing £400 million to £500 million a year despite the problems it faced.
MS ranked 2nd highest in adult obesity in US
There are, however, bright spots in certain settings where policies and programs have made it easier to eat well and exercise. Obesity rates vary from state to state, with a low of about 23 percent in Colorado to a high of 38 percent in West Virginia.
Manchester City's Pep Guardiola reveals Barcelona return plans
The Cottagers kicked off their campaign with successive derbies against Crystal Palace and Tottenham, both which ended in defeats. I'm going to coach a national team if I'm given the opportunity and they want me. "He follows us every weekend, every game ".
Russia: UK's novichok interview allegations 'absurd'
In the men's first interview since they were named publicly they denied carrying women's perfume . "We didn't have it". RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said the pair had called her mobile because they wanted to tell their story.
National Wireless Emergency Alert System Set to Test Sept. 20
Officials in Alaska want to hear from residents and what they think about the effectiveness of a national emergency system. Presidential alerts will only be sent out if there is a national emergency that is not extreme weather or Amber Alerts.
Hurricane Florence Hits Near Wrightsville Beach
Meanwhile, many were experiencing a complete blackout as the storm damaged infrastructure, utility poles and transmission lines. At 7 a.m., the center of the eye was located about 5 miles (10 kilometers) east of Wilmington, moving west at 6 mph.