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Palestine withdrew its Ambassador from UAE

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Palestine Riyad al-Maliki announced the withdrawal of the Palestinian Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates due to the normalization of relations UAE with Israel, said the foreign Ministry.

"On the basis of the decree of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine immediately recalled its Ambassador from the UAE because of the trilateral statement of the United States, Israel and the UAE on the normalization of relations", - reads the statement of the foreign Minister of Palestine Riyad al-Maliki, published on the official page of the office Facebook.

Palestine has called for negotiations with Israel

Palestine ready to negotiate with Israel if its government refuses unilateral annexation of Palestinian land, the Agency WAFA.

"The state of Palestine is prepared after the termination of the annexation to negotiate on the basis of international legitimacy, under the auspices of the middle East Quartet (Russia, UN, USA, EU) or other countries," said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg.

Russia's Ambassador to Jordan praised the countries ' cooperation in the middle East

The positions of Russia and Jordan on the middle East peace process (STB) coincide, working together to find a solution to the Palestinian problem, which would satisfy all parties involved, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Russian Ambassador in Amman Gleb Desyatnikov.

"Indeed, the approaches of our friendly countries to BWI traditionally close and I would even say the same. This largely determines the similarity of the manner in which the two States operate in order to facilitate the achievement of a lasting and just peace in the middle East, without which it is impossible and the resolution of other regional problems," said Desyatnikov.

UN calls to resume the middle East conflict

UN special coordinator for the middle East peace process Nikolay Mladenov urged the middle East Quartet (Russia, US, UN, EU), Israel, Palestine, Arab countries urgently to re-engage in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli issue.

"I reiterate the Secretary-General (UN – amended) to the members of the middle East Quartet, the Arab countries, the leadership of Israel and Palestine to urgently re-engage. We need to restart diplomacy," said Mladenov.

Netanyahu praised the "deal of the century" trump on Israel and Palestine

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Makron and noted that "peace plan" US President Donald trump contains new ideas, allowing to achieve real progress.

"The Prime Minister said that Israel acts on the basis of international law. He stressed that previous attempts for 53 years led to the failures, and their repetition will lead to failure" - leads the press service quoted Netanyahu.

Macron called on Netanyahu to refrain from measures for the annexation of the West Bank

The President of France Emmanuel macron in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday urged to refrain from taking any action for annexation of the Palestinian territories, said on Friday the elysée Palace.

Macron also recalled the unwavering commitment of France to the security of Israel and its determination to reduce tensions in the middle East. "He expressed his attachment to the friendship and trust that bind France and Israel", - said in a communiqué.

Borrell warned of the consequences of the annexation of the West Bank for Israel

The possible annexation by Israel of Palestinian territories on the West Bank of the Jordan river will negatively affect its relations with the European Union, warned EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

"As a person, personally associated with the region, I have emphasized in private conversations with Israeli leaders and publicly that the annexation will jeopardize the good cooperation with Israel. We exactly do not want," wrote Borrell in his blog on the page of the foreign service of the EU. According to him, now on the contrary there is a possibility for closer cooperation between the EU and Israel in the interests of achieving stability in the middle East. "But we cannot and will not accept changes to the borders that existed before 1967, unless it is agreed by both parties to the conflict," said Borrell.

Abbas ready to return to negotiations with Israel

The head of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas in conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed the readiness of the Palestinian authority to return to negotiations with Israel under the auspices of the Quartet of international mediators, said the Palestinian WAFA news Agency.

Earlier, the press service of the Kremlin said that the Russian leader confirmed the support for a just solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The conversation was initiated by the Palestinian side.

Bogdanov had a telephone conversation with a member of the Central Committee of Fatah

Russian Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov had a telephone conversation with a member of the Central Committee of Fatah, Azzam Ahmed, the prospects for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement and coordinated efforts to restore Palestinian national unity, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

As reported in the foreign Ministry, the telephone conversation took place on 7 July at the initiative of the Palestinian side.

Palestinian authorities have extended a state of emergency because of the coronavirus in a month

Palestinian authority was prolonged for a month the regime of emergency imposed because of the coronavirus, according to the WAFA news Agency.

"Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas adopted a decree extending the state of emergency in Palestine for thirty days, starting Sunday, may 5, to combat the spread of coronavirus," - said the Agency.

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