Joe Biden resumes humanitarian assistance in Palestine and restates his support for a “two state solution
During a telephone conversation with the King of Jordan, the president of the United States stressed that he will return to the historical position of his country regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that had been questioned by his predecessor Donald Trump
On Wednesday announced, The president of the United States, Joe Biden’s government, the resumption of humanitarian, financial and improvement support to the Palestinians, following his return during the administration of his forerunner Donald Trump (2017-21).
on Wednesday, the White House said in a statement following a telephone conversation between Jordan’s President and King Abdullah, President Biden also reaffirmed the United States’ support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In a statement, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also noted the reactive support of the United States for UN programs for Palestinian refugees, not only in Gaza and the West Bank, but also in the countries where they served. Are giving Homeless people like Lebanon, Jordan and Syria
In particular, the US executive will allocate $150 million in humanitarian aid to UNRWA. 75 million dollar for aid in Gaza and the West Bank, and 10 10 million for peacebuilding programs, which it will give through its Agency for International Development (USAID).
Blinken explained that all of these funds were in addition to the $15 million that the Biden administration had announced in February to help the Palestinians during the Covid 19 epidemic and to address food insecurity in the region.
Blinken said, The United States is deeply committed to ensuring that our partnership with the UNRWA encourages justice, liability and transparency.
The Foreign Minister emphasized that his country’s foreign aid to the Palestinians “helps the core interests and values of the United States.
It provides relief to those most in need, boosts economic growth and promotes understanding, security coordination and stability between Israelis and Palestinians noted.
Blinken also asked for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
The Biden administration’s approach to the issue is historically consistent with that of the United States, but contradicts that of Trump, who focused his strategy for the Middle East on measures and proposals that the Palestinian Authority had vehemently rejected, And it included historic agreements between Arab countries and Israel that have changed the regional pattern of conflict.
Decisions by previous US administrations have forced the Palestinian National Authority to sever ties with Washington, especially as it recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in defiance of international consensus.
The Biden executive has made it clear on several occasions that he wants to restore relations and is committed to a two-state solution, according to what the majority of the international community defends.
But this is the first time the president himself has talked about government capacity and talking to a head of state in the region.