Bennett and Sullivan talk about Iran and Palestinian NGOs

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan spoke by phone Monday night to discuss Iran and the Palestinians.

The half-hour conversation came as Iran signaled its willingness to resume negotiations to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, which the United States is also seeking to do. Israel opposes the deal, arguing that it does not sufficiently limit Iran’s nuclear program, does not last long enough, and does not address the Islamic Republic’s other evil actions in the region.

The Biden administration and France, Germany and the United Kingdom, all parties to the Iran deal, issued a statement at the G20 in Rome on Saturday condemning its advanced uranium enrichment, but called for a return to diplomacy.

Furthermore, in recent weeks, the Biden administration has criticized Israel for promoting plans to build thousands of homes in Judea and Samaria, as well as for banning six Palestinian NGOs due to their ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). . designated terrorist group by the US, the EU and others.

Bennett and Sullivan discussed the NGO’s decision, but a diplomatic source denied that the settlements were a topic of conversation.

Last week, the Biden administration twice denied it knew that Israel planned to outlaw the six Palestinian organizations, despite the fact that Israel’s Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry said they had informed their American counterparts two days prior to to be announced.

The NGOs designated as part of the PFLP are Addameer, Al Haq, Bisan Center, Defense for Children International -Palestine (DCI-P), Union Of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) and Union of Palestine Women’s Committees (UPWC).

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan takes part in a press conference on the situation in Afghanistan at the White House in Washington, US, on August 17, 2021. (Credit: REUTERS / LEAH MILLIS)

In 2019, members of the PFLP planted a bomb, killing 17-year-old Rina Shnerb and injuring her family members.

UAWC Director of Finance and Administration Abdul Razeq Farraj was indicted in October 2019 on four counts, including assisting in an attempt to cause death in the terrorist attack on the Shnerb family. Farraj’s indictment concerns Ubai Aboudi, a PFLP member who works with Farraj on recruiting, and the UAWC Monitoring and Evaluation Officer until April 2019. The commander of the PFLP terrorist cell that prepared and detonated the bomb It was Samer Arbid, a UAWC accountant at the time of his arrest in 2019.

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