Trump threatens to take away more U.S. aid from Palestinians if they don’t negotiate with Israel

Source: The Washington Post

 January 25
 President Trump threatened Thursday to write off the Palestinian leadership and withdraw further U.S. aid if Palestinians are not serious about negotiating peace with Israel, deepening a diplomatic rift and putting Trump’s hopes for a historic agreement on hold.

Trump cast doubt on whether talks could happen now, and blamed Palestinian intransigence rather than his decision to shift decades of U.S. policy on the status of Jerusalem.

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“That money is on the table, and that money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace,” Trump said of the hundreds of millions in U.S. aid for the Palestinians.

“Because I can tell you that Israel does want to make peace. And they’re going to have to want to make peace, too, or we’re going to have nothing to do with it any longer.”

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