"As the honest broker, as a facilitator, there's no other worldwide body that would do it", he pointed out.
"We took Jerusalem off the table". The proposal is expected to be released early this year, but the administration - and the Israelis and Palestinians - have so far said little about its details.
Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Trump's statement "only reaffirms that the United States has disqualified itself from playing a role in achieving peace". Trump also said that the U.S.is moving its embassy to Jerusalem "ahead of schedule by years", adding that he expected to have a "small version" of the embassy by sometime next year.
He went on to note that the U.S. is the only world power that could broker the peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.
Palestinian officials reacted to Trump defiantly Thursday, arguing that the U.S. has abandoned its role as an "honest broker".
On January 12, Trump's administration announced that it would waive sanctions on Iran as it was required by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal.
It said the assembly will continue to promote dialogue between representatives of the Israeli Knesset and the Palestinian National Council - in particular in the framework of the Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World - making available its own experience. "Any embassy in the city is tacit recognition of Israel's claim".
But Trump also doubled down, saying he would move the USA embassy to Jerusalem as soon as next year, despite no suitably sized building existing.
On average, over 60,000 people per day entered Israel for work, medical treatment, humanitarian assistance or commerce, said the report. The money is run through the United Nations.
He insulted the American president.
"To get historic results, we need courageous leaders", she said. A speech that indulges in outrageous and discredited conspiracy theories is not the speech of a person with the courage and the will to seek peace. "People say this pushes peace backward. Peace can only be built on the basis of truth".
On Thursday, he will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss Syria conflict, Iran's destabilising behavior, ways to address shortcomings in the Iran nuclear deal, and their shared goal of denuclearising the Korean Peninsula, McMaster said.