U.S. officials: Biden administration will resume relations with Palestine

Richard Mills, the acting representative of the United States to the United Nations, said on the 26th that the Biden administration will restore relations with Palestine and provide economic and humanitarian assistance to Palestine.

This move reverses the suspension of Trump’s term with Palestine.

According to the Associated Press and The Voice of America, Richard Mills said at a high-level video conference of the United Nations Security Council on the 26th that the Biden administration is committed to resolving the problem between Israel and Palestine with a “two-state solution” and said that the Biden administration hopes to “slowly build” the broken trust between the two sides.

Mills acknowledged that the vision was being “stressed”, but said it remained the best solution and that “peace could not be imposed on either Israelis or Palestinians”.

In addition, the Biden administration plans to restore U.S. financial support for economic development and humanitarian assistance programs to help the Palestinian people, and take steps to reopen diplomatic ties that have been suspended for the past four years.

During the Trump administration, the relationship between Palestine and Palestine and the United States and Pakistan have been greatly damaged. Trump introduced the “New Middle East Peace Plan” in January last year.

Because the plan was overly biased towards Israel in terms of Jerusalem’s membership and the legitimacy of Jewish settlements, the Palestinian side explicitly rejected the whole content of the plan.

Palestinian President Abbas angrily denounced the plan as a “slap in the face of the century” and announced that he would sever “all relations” with Israel and the United States.

In December 2017, Trump also announced the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and began the process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Palestinian president called the decision a “intentional destruction” of all efforts to achieve peace.

According to previous reports, Blinkin, then Secretary of State incoming, promised on January 19 that the Biden administration would continue to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which partly follows the policies of former President Trump.