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Make peace with Israel or we'll withdraw our aid: Trump warns Palestinians

The US said this month it would withhold $65 mn of $125 mn it had planned to send to the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees

Reuters  |  Davos (Switzerland) 

US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to withhold aid to the Palestinians if they did not pursue peace with Israel, saying they had snubbed the United States by not meeting Vice-President Mike Pence during a recent visit. Trump, speaking after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum, said he wanted peace. However, his remarks could further frustrate the aim of reviving long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks. Palestinians shunned Pence’s visit to the region this month after Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s ...

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First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 10:15 IST