Ghaith Al-Omari said while recent developments have overshadowed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and have strained relations between President Abbas and neighbors and allies, in order to put negotiations back on track, the US needs to take the helm and "show it can deliver."
Tens of thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in the West Bank
and Gaza on Wednesday to mark the 65th anniversary of their mass
displacement during the war that followed Israel's founding in 1948.
Aboushi, drafted in the fifth round out after a standout career at the University of Virginia, is one of just a handful of players with Palestinian ethnic background.
Last week, Abbas said that the U.S. administration is trying to set a stage to resume the peace talks based on Israel's recognition of the principle of a two-state solution with slight exchange of lands. "If Israel accepts these principles, we will resume the direct peace talks," Abbas said.
Palestinian Mohammed Dajani, a former Fatah fighter from a prominent Jerusalem family, has become a vocal advocate for pragmatism and peace.
All who call for the violation of the rights of Palestinian child
suspects must first consider whether they would consent to a similar
violation of an Israeli child’s rights.