An Egyptian news website has published transcripts from meetings between a Palestinian Authority delegation and senior officials in Washington, which took place about 10 days before the UN Security Council vote the anti-Israel resolution condemning Jewish communities in Judea-Samaria and Jerusalem.
According to the report, senior American officials coordinated the vote with the Palestinian Authority delegation members, who stressed that if the US embassy in Israel moves to Jerusalem, the PLO will nullify its recognition of Israel.
A Kol Yisrael reporter say the meeting participants on the Palestinian Authority side included senior official Saeb Erekat, intelligence chief Majid Faraj, the Palestinian envoy to Washington and other advisors. Attendees on the US side including Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security advisor Susan Rice and other officials.
According to the Egyptian site, during the meeting, Kerry and Rice asserted that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is trying to destroy the two-state solution, while preferring maintenance of the status quo, while easing conditions for the Palestinians.
According to the report, the Americans asked the Palestinians to continue security coordination with Israel, to prevent terror attacks, and to refrain from taking drastic measures, such as dismantling the Palestinian Authority or appealing to the international criminal court at The Hague. The source of the leak of the meeting transcript was unclear.
At the same time, a report in an Israeli daily Tuesday night pointed to Britain helping draft the resolution and high drama in the hours leading up to the vote, as Jerusalem tried to convince New Zealand to bury the Security Council measure.