11, (Xinhua/GNA) - The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) on Wednesday
said that it refused an invitation from U.S. Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt
for Palestinian journalists to visit the White House and meet U.S.
The PJS said in
an emailed press statement that the invitation is another "failed and
desperate attempt" by the U.S. administration to bypass the
"legitimate Palestinian leadership."
administration said that it will talk to the Palestinian people through the
media," the statement said.
it declares its rejection, denounces this dubious invitation and calls on all
journalists to reject the invitation and stick to the position of the syndicate
and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)," it added.
said that the invitation reflects the crisis that the U.S. administration is
living after the "failure" of the U.S.-led economic workshop held in
June in Bahrain's Manama.
Authority declared the boycott of the U.S. government after it recognized
Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 2017 and moved its embassy in Israel to
Jerusalem in May 2018. The United States has taken several steps against
Palestinians, including shutting down the PLO office in Washington and stopping
funding for the only UN agency providing support to the Palestinian refugees.
President Mahmoud Abbas has repeatedly called for an international multilateral
mechanism to oversee the peace process.