Trumps threatens to cut off aid to Palestinian Authority

Trumps threatens to cut off aid to Palestinian Authority

[Ed. – One of the most salutary proposals in years.  Continued monetary support should be contingent on Abbas’s willingness to participate in meaningful negotiations.]

Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority, asking why the U.S. should make “any of these massive future payments” when the Palestinians are “no longer willing to talk peace.”

Trump, in a pair of tweets, said the U.S. pays “the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect.”

“They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue … peace treaty with Israel,” he wrote.

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