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U.S. ups pressure on Palestinians, closing Washington PLO mission

/ Sep 11, 2018

U.S. ups pressure on Palestinians, closing Washington PLO mission

The United States announced Monday it will shutter the Palestinian mission in Washington, adding further pressure on them to enter peace talks with Israel. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert accused the Palestine Liberation Organization of refusing to support negotiations while a Palestinian official called the ...

Trump aid cuts embolden Israel but hurt peace prospects: analysts

Sep 2, 2018

Trump aid cuts embolden Israel but hurt peace prospects: analysts

Cuts in aid for Palestinians that the U.S. has announced will advance Israel's interests but risk compromising a U.S.-led peace push and raise tensions in the Middle East, analysts and diplomats said Saturday. The Trump administration said Friday it would no longer provide any funding ...

Palestinian anger as U.S. ends funding for U.N. agency

Sep 2, 2018

Palestinian anger as U.S. ends funding for U.N. agency

Palestinians reacted angrily Saturday to a U.S. decision to end all funding for the U.N. agency that assists millions of refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause. Washington, which until last year was by far the biggest contributor to ...