Arriving at Davos Summit, Trump Threatens to Cut Aid to Palestinians


Kerry, who took over as Obama's secretary of state when Hillary Clinton vacated the position, confided that deep state insiders in the Department of State and the US intelligence community do not like President Trump.

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"They're going to have to want to make peace", Trump said, "or we're going to have nothing to do with them any longer". "He's going to talk to world leaders about making sure we all respect each other".

He went on to note that the United States is the only world power that could broker the peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. "They have to be exhausted and disgusted of it", he added. And we'll see what happens.

"If Jerusalem is off the negotiating table, so is the U.S.".

"You won one point", he told Netanyahu, regarding Jerusalem, "and you'll give up some points later in the negotiations, if it ever takes place". Trump also said that the moving its embassy to Jerusalem "ahead of schedule by years", adding that he expected to have a "small version" of the embassy by sometime next year. "Those questions are up to the parties involved".

Haley cited Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and his pursuit of peace with Israel in the 1970s, praising his "courageous" decision to speak directly with the Jewish state and not do so "on bended knee".

On average, over 60,000 people per day entered Israel for work, medical treatment, humanitarian assistance or commerce, said the report. According to the website, Kerry gave the Palestinians a timeframe of within a year in which Trump could leave office or be removed.

Earlier this month Abbas accused Trump of trying to make the Palestinians a scapegoat, by painting them as rejecting talks that did not exist.

The event will be part of a broader push by Trump to make a pitch to CEOs and business leaders to add jobs in the U.S., touting lower taxes and cuts to regulations his administration has put in place over the past year, said one of the people.

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"We are here, dedicated and ready to engage whenever they are".

Netanyahu and Trump have formed a close relationship, coordinating policy on confronting Iran and on Israeli-Arab peacemaking.

Netanyahu also thanked Trump for his "remarkable" and "rock-solid support" at the UN.

Before taking off, Netanyahu said he would stress the need for changes to the Iran nuclear deal in his meetings with Merkel and Macron.

"If the issue of Jerusalem remains off the table, America will remain away from the table", he said.

Haley spoke before the United Nations about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and about what she viewed as a required asset for leaders who could end it.

The move on Jerusalem threw a wrench in the peace process, which is why many of Trump's advisers and most of the global community warned him not to do it. The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley took to the floor of the U.N. on Thursday to rebuke Abbas' speech.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Abdullah said Thursday that, "we can not have a peace process or a political solution without the role of the USA", but he also asked, "How do we bring everybody together?"