Faltering Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas directs the PA to file superfluous charges at the International Court of Justice asserting President Trump’s order to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem was violating international law.
By Elad Benari
The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Friday filed a case with the Hague-based International Court of Justice, asking its judges to order Washington to remove the recently relocated US embassy from Jerusalem, The Associated Press reported.
The court said that the PA’s case asks its judges “to order the United States of America to withdraw the diplomatic mission from the Holy City of Jerusalem.”
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Special advisor to President Trump, Jared Kushner participated at the dedication of of the new United States Embassy in Jerusalem – the capital of Israel.
Al-Jazeera reports that after the State Department finally closed the PLO mission in Washington, the Trump administration continues to up the pressure on the PA president, now expelling their envoy and his family immediately, while closing all U.S. bank accounts linked to the Palestinian Authority and the PLO.
By Elad Benari
The United States is intensifying its pressure on the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Al-Jazeera network reported on Sunday evening that the US administration has decided to immediately close all bank accounts linked to the PA or the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in banks across the United States.
The US is not confirming the report at the moment, but the State Department hinted last week after the closure of the PLO’s mission in Washington that there would be further steps against the Palestinian Arabs. Continue Reading »
WATCH Video: US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley articulated how Jordan’s previous monarch, King Hussein, as well as Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat had the courage to seek peace for their people, but Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has for decades, used only “hate-filled speeches and end-runs around negotiations,” that only guaranteed a continuing conflict.
“We will not chase after a Palestinian leadership that lacks what is needed to achieve peace,” Haley said.
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON – Following a warning from President Donald Trump that the US will cut aid to the Palestinians if they refuse to return to peace talks with Israel, his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, specified the administration’s criticism to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, questioning his ability to lead his people to peace. Continue Reading »
Last month he United States pledged $45 million to the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal, led by the the UN agency in charge of assisting exclusively Palestinian refugees, which just had $65 million withheld from their coffers.
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
The United States will not provide $45 million in food aid for Palestinians that it pledged last month as part of the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal led by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, the U.S. State Department said Thursday.
Earlier this week, the State Department said that Washington would withhold a separate $65 million it had planned to hand over to the U.N. Continue Reading »
Because of the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to end its long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinian terrorists who have killed Israelis and American tourists, the US administration is working to finally put an end to US financial funding to the Palestinians.
– Trump to Palestinian leader: ‘Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded.’
By The Associated Press
The Trump administration is backing legislation that would suspend US financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends what critics say is a long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis.
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President Trump relays serious message to Palestinian in Bethlehem – Screenshot: White House:IsraelandStuff.
Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman confirmed the May 3rd meeting between president Trump and the PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas in Washington, with the aim of “a conflict-ending settlement” between Israel and the Arabs.
President Donald Trump is seeking “a conflict-ending settlement” for Israelis and Palestinians, his spokesman said ahead of Trump’s meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
The statement Wednesday by Sean Spicer, who was confirming the May 3 visit, is an indication that Trump is determined to extract a deal from the sides.
“They will use the visit to reaffirm the commitment of both the United States and the Palestinian leadership to pursuing and ultimately concluding a conflict-ending settlement between the Palestinians and Israel,” Spicer said in his opening remarks at the daily news briefing. Continue Reading »