Dismal PA Relations with US and Israel

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Dismal PA Relations with US and Israel

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Trump earlier cut off half of US funding for Palestinian refugees, severely impeding vital UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) aid to people in dire need.

He threatened to cut off US aid to the Palestinian Authority(PA), saying why should Washington make "any of these massive future payments" when the Palestinians are "no longer willing to talk peace, (or show America) appreciation (and) respect."

PA/US relations are more dismal than any time since the Second Intifada ended in 1993. The same goes for PA relations with Israel.

For the first time in nearly a decade, the PLO's Palestinian National Council (PNC) legislative body meets on Monday to discuss suspending recognition of Israel, transforming the PA into a formal state in the Occupied Territories within pre-June 1967 lines, along with related issues, notably Trump's u
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