Trump Admin Will Shutter Palestine Liberation Office In D.C.

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, speaks to journalists in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 1, 2018 - Palestinians reacted angrily today to a US decision to end all f... Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, speaks to journalists in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 1, 2018 - Palestinians reacted angrily today to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists millions of refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the American administration was invalidating future peace talks by "preempting, prejudging issues reserved for permanent status" negotiations. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 10, 2018 8:46 am
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The Trump administration plans to announce on Monday that it is shutting down the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington, D.C., another sign of U.S. support for Israel and a move that furthers a pressure crusade against Palestine, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday morning.  

“The United States will always stand with our friend and ally, Israel,” national security adviser John Bolton is expected to say in a speech on Monday, according to a transcript of the prepared remarks obtained by WSJ. “The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to take steps to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.”

Read the full WSJ report here. 

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