Abbas Leaves UNSC After Palestinian Statehood Call Rather than Hear US Response

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Other than the new Middle East regional environment, there is little to suggest that myriad obstacles that have prevented a bilateral peace agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas before can now be overcome, particularly pursued the same tried and tested way through direct bilateral negotiations. Twenty thousand new work permits will be issued under the plan, raising the total number of PA laborers in pre-1967 Israel to 100,000.

Recalling a recent incident in which senior Palestinian diplomat, Saeb Erekat, told Haley "to shut up", the ambassador vowed: "I will not shut up".

"I spoke with some restaurant owners who had come to me asking what they could do if all of their [illegal immigrant] workers from Eritrea and Sudan were deported. We welcome you as the leader of the Palestinian people here today", she said, though Abbas was long gone.

Abbas accused Israel of "acting as a State above the law".

Haley also took the opportunity to criticize the UN's attitude toward Israel, saying it "spends a disproportionate amount of time" on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and had "proved itself again and again to be biased when it comes to Israel". The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, a position backed by most of the worldwide community.

Abbas will likely advocate for the establishment of a Palestinian state and a two-state solution. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last week the plan was "fairly well advanced".

In a rare address to the UN Security Council, Abbas presented a plan to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks under a new global peace process that would replace the US-led mediation.

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"You are part of the problem, not the solution", Danon said, addressing Abbas.

"You can choose to denounce the U.S., reject the USA role in peace talks and pursue punitive measures against Israel in worldwide forums like the UN", Haley said.

"The Palestinian leadership has a choice to make between two different paths".

Though Kushner and Greenblatt didn't meet Abbas, they did meet informally behind closed doors with Security Council members.

Haley warned Abbas of a future based on his continued hatred and attacks against the U.S.

He concluded his address by warning - or threatening - that there may be violence in Palestine if the United States does not restore the funds they stopped paying into the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).