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Trump warns Palestinian Authority it may lose US aid money

Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump 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 “we pay 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.

Trump infuriated Palestinians and Muslims across the Middle East when he announced late last year that the U.S. would consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel and move its embassy there, upending decades of U.S. policy and igniting protests.

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US embassies are bracing for ‘potentially violent’ backlash over Trump’s Jerusalem decision

  • Several US embassies across the Middle East have issued warnings of potentially violent protests.
  • President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has heightened tensions across the region.
  • Palestinian leaders have called for “three days of rage” around the world, and US Marine units are on-call for all embassies.

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Abbas and Abdullah warn Trump against moving embassy to Jerusalem

Regional peace and relations in jeopardy if mission is transferred from Tel Aviv, US told Read next Israeli soldier killed hours after strikes on Gaza Ultra Orthodox Jews in the Mount of Olives area of Jerusalem.

Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah have warned Donald Trump of the “dangerous” consequences of transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem after the US president informed the Palestinian and Jordanian leaders that he planned to move the mission. Nabil Abu Rdainah, a Palestinian spokesman, said in a statement that Mr Trump had notified Mr Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, that he intended to move the embassy from Tel Aviv in a phone call on Tuesday.

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Al-Baghdadi is being Held Captive by US

The Iraqi popular forces of Hashd Al-Shaabi representative Jabar Al-Maamouri stated on November 26 that the ISIS terrorist organization leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is being held by captive by the US allegedly in Syria.

Maamouri noticed that the American servicemen would not kill Al-Baghdadi, unless in a Hollywood-like scenario. He also expressed an opinion on erroneous impression regarding U.S. role in fighting terrorist organizations.

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‘The president is not a super-patient man’: Trump’s national security advisor praises his ‘disruptive’ foreign policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s national security adviser described his boss’s foreign policy approach as “disruptive” on the eve of the US president’s first White House meeting with the Palestinian leader, saying his unconventional ways could create an opportunity to ultimately help stabilize the Middle East.

Trump faces deep skepticism at home and abroad over his chances for a breakthrough with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, not least because the new US administration has yet to articulate a cohesive strategy for restarting long-stalled peace talks.

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Royal Jordanian Airlines goes sarcastic in response to Donald Trump’s latest travel restrictions

While travellers are clearly unhappy over the restrictions that came out of the blue, Royal Jordanian Airlines has taken a mirthful take on the issue.

Travelling to the United States was already becoming tough for people from certain countries under the Trump administration. Now to make things tougher, a latest flying mandate restricts the travellers flying from the Middle East and North Africa from carrying their electronic devices on board. In the wake of this travel restriction, one can’t help but wonder how would the travellers now make their 12-hour long journey pleasurable.

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