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  • Trump Administration Shutting Down PLO Mission in Washington-Why it's the right thing to do

    09/17/2018 5:45:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 17, 2018 | Joseph Puder
    In announcing the closure of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) mission in Washington, DC on September 10, 2018, the U.S. State Department asserted that the Palestinians have failed to take steps “to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.”  State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert added that the decision was prompted by Palestinian plans to bring charges against Israel for war crimes to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Nauert stated that “The U.S. continues to believe that direct negotiations between the two parties are the only way forward.” She added, “We are not retreating from our...
  • Trump freezes PA's bank accounts [Palestinian Authority]

    09/16/2018 5:09:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    INN ^ | 09/17/18 00:07 | Elad Benari
    The United States is intensifying its pressure on the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Al-Jazeera network reported on Sunday evening that the US administration has decided to immediately close all bank accounts linked to the PA or the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in banks across the United States. The US is not confirming the report at the moment, but the State Department hinted last week after the closure of the PLO’s mission in Washington that there would be further steps against the Palestinian Arabs. Earlier on Sunday, the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen television reported that the US ordered the PLO envoy to the...
  • Germany says closure of Washington PLO office undermines two-state solution

    09/14/2018 3:42:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 14, 2018 7:28 AM | Michelle Martin and Riham Alkousaa
    The United States’ decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) office in Washington will make it harder to reach a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, a spokeswoman for the German foreign ministry said on Friday. […] The U.S. administration on Monday said the PLO’s office in Washington would be closed out of concern about Palestinian attempts to prompt an International Criminal Court investigation of Israel. …
  • Trump squeezes UNRWA, checkmates PLO and incentivises Jordan

    09/13/2018 8:52:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/13/18 | David Singer
    Bucking--not backing - Trump is a sure-fire recipe for committing political suicide President Trump has created a veritable diplomatic tsunami affecting the political fortunes of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Hamas and Jordan - with his decision to cease all future donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) - currently US$360million per annum and comprising about 30% of UNRWA’s budget. The numbers of UNRWA-registered Palestinian Arab refugees in Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza have been increasing in leaps and bounds annually because they include all the descendants of those Palestinian Arabs caught up in the 1948...
  • The KGB's Middle East Files: Arab Palestinians in the service of Mother Russia

    09/11/2018 12:41:42 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Ynet Israel ^ | Nov 2016 | Ronen Bergman
    Secret KGB documents reveal just how deeply involved the Soviet Union was in the spilling of Israeli blood. The Russian spy agency provided Palestinian terror organizations with funds, training and arms, running agents like 'Krotov' - aka Mahmoud Abbas, 'Aref' - or Yasser Arafat, and 'Nationalist,' who was behind several plane hijackings long before 9/11. The genesis of the KGB’s developing ties with Palestinian terror organizations can be traced back to the end of the 1960s. The two most important KGB recruitments from the PLO during the second half of the 1970s were of people who still play a major...
  • Trump closing Palestinian mission in pro-Israel move

    09/10/2018 2:59:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Ass Press ^ | September 10, 2018 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is closing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington, the latest U.S. blow against the Palestinians and an international court during the stalled Mideast peace process. Some things to know: THE GIST The administration’s move to close the PLO office in Washington is not directly connected to the Trump White House’s opposition to the International Criminal Court, although the administration is trying to link them. But the Trump administration is trotting out discussions about the two on the same day — Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year — in a move certain to inflame...
  • Closure of the PLO Office in Washington

    09/10/2018 11:01:19 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    US State Department ^ | 9-10-18 | Heather Nauert
    The Administration has determined after careful review that the office of the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington should close. We have permitted the PLO office to conduct operations that support the objective of achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between Israelis and the Palestinians since the expiration of a previous waiver in November 2017. However, the PLO has not taken steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel. To the contrary, PLO leadership has condemned a U.S. peace plan they have not yet seen and refused to engage with the U.S. government...
  • Trump officials to announce closure of Palestinian Liberation Organization office in DC: report

    09/10/2018 7:35:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/18 11:04 PM EDT | BRETT SAMUELS
    National security adviser John Bolton is expected to announced Monday that the U.S. will shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) office in Washington, D.C., The Wall Street Journal reported. “The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel,” Bolton is expected to say, according to a draft of his speech reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Bolton will reportedly threaten the International Criminal Court with sanctions if it carries out investigations into the U.S. and Israel. ADVERTISEMENT The action against the PLO, which serves as the main entity...
  • PLO official: We will not be intimidated

    08/25/2018 1:19:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/18 | Elad Benari
    Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi blasted the United States on Friday, after the State Department announced it would cut $200 million in bilateral assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA). "The U.S. administration is demonstrating the use of cheap blackmail as a political tool. The Palestinian people and leadership will not be intimidated and will not succumb to coercion. The rights of the Palestinian people are not for sale,” she said in a statement. “There is no glory in constantly bullying and punishing a people under occupation. The U.S. administration has already demonstrated meanness of spirit in...
  • Corbyn urged to step down amid latest controversy [wreath at graves of Munich Olympics terrorists]

    08/12/2018 3:52:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 08/13/18 00:07 | Elad Benari
    British Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Sunday suggested that Jeremy Corbyn should quit as Labour leader following controversy over his visit to a cemetery in Tunisia containing memorials to Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorists, the Daily Mail reports. Questions were raised over Corbyn’s 2014 trip after the Daily Mail published pictures of the Labour leader holding a wreath near the graves of some of those terrorists who were responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Labour said that Corbyn had already made clear he was paying his respects to the victims of a 1985 Israeli...
  • Candidate Arrested After Exposing Opponent’s Ties To Terrorist Group

    08/11/2018 6:52:38 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    Central Florida Post ^ | August 7, 2018 | Jacob Engels
    Gulf War veteran Chris Crowley turned himself in to authorities yesterday after a politically tainted warrant was issued for his arrest. By Jacob Engels South Florida is buzzing after State’s Attorney candidate Chris Crowley turned himself in on charges of running an illegal raffle during his campaign for the 20th judicial circuit . . .. The arrest comes just weeks after Crowley exposed his opponent for having deep family ties to the radical terrorist organization known as the Palestinian Liberation Organization or PLO. The PLO has murdered thousands of innocent civilians and is recognized as one of the most deadly...
  • Trump and Israel dabble in Hamas and PLO quicksand

    08/08/2018 12:20:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/08/18 | David Singer
    For Trump to contemplate being dragged into the Hamas and PLO quicksand that has claimed so many sincerely-intentioned do-gooders preceding him is incomprehensible President Trump’s attempt to see a five-year Gaza ceasefire negotiated between Hamas and Israel seems to be an exercise in futility destined to failure. America’s involvement first surfaced on 7 July when “an unnamed senior Trump administration official” stated:
  • Trump exposes United Nations hypocrisy on PLO, Hamas and Israel

    07/25/2018 9:20:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/18 | David Singer
    Haley attacked UN member States who are full of words but short on money: Delivering this message to the UN has been long overdue President Trump has challenged United Nations (UN) member States to put their money where their mouths are in a hard hitting speech delivered by US Permanent Representative to the UN - Ambassador Nikki Haley – at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East on 24 July. Following Trump’s recent dressing down of NATO – Haley attacked UN member States who are full of words but short on money when it comes to supporting...
  • Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority [but sends it to UN Humanitarian Fund instead]

    07/03/2018 2:35:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.02.2018 | law/kms (AFP, AP, dpa)
    Australia on Monday announced it had ended direct aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) government over concerns the funds could be used to assist Palestinians convicted of political violence. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Australia would no longer be giving its yearly funding of A$10 million (€6.9 million, $7.5 million) to the World Bank’s trust fund for Palestinian recovery and development. “I wrote to the Palestinian Authority on May 29, to seek clear assurance that Australian funding is not being used to assist Palestinians convicted of politically motivated violence,” Bishop said in a statement. “I am confident that previous Australian...
  • False narrative haunts PLO and UN as Trump courts Arab States

    06/28/2018 8:34:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/18 | David Singer
    Getting other Arab interlocutors to replace the PLO in negotiations with Israel remains Trump's crucial starting point to ending the Arab-Jewish conflict Nabil Abu Rudeineh - spokesman for Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas—has angrily reacted to President Trump’s intensive diplomatic efforts seeking to enlist Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in advancing Trump’s long-awaited “deal of the century” to end the Arab-Jewish conflict.
  • 45 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, which quickly retaliates

    06/21/2018 9:34:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jun 20, 2018 | Noga Tarnopolsky
    At least five projectiles fell within Israeli communities, two landing near a community center and one next to a kindergarten where children later arrived for the last day of the school year, officials said. The kindergarten, “the second to be struck by mortars launched from Gaza in the past two weeks, has a reinforced ceiling,” Conricus said. In response, Israeli fighter jets hit 25 targets belonging to Hamas, the militia that governs the Palestinian territory. The night-long salvo followed two Israeli air force strikes against infrastructure belonging to Hamas on Tuesday. One of the targets, the Israeli military revealed on...
  • Israel condemns PLO lies as Trump contemplates PLO demise

    05/21/2018 8:13:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/18 | David Singer
    These PLO lies should have been shredded decades ago. They have proved to be the greatest obstacle to peace between Israel and the PLO The historic opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem has provided opportunities for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to totally discredit the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and President Trump to review the PLO as a suitable Arab interlocutor to negotiate with Israel on ending the Jewish-Arab conflict. Addressing the large gathering of American dignitaries and Israeli public figures – Netanyahu declared:
  • Jerusalem embassy opening: Dozens dead in Gaza-Israel fence protest [NBC pushes PLO propaganda]

    05/14/2018 8:51:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | MATT BRADLEY May 14th | MATT BRADLEY May 14th
    At least 41 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces and 1,960 others were wounded after protesters converged on the razor wire fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel hours before the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem. Monday's march was meant to express anger over U.S. Embassy's inauguration. Tuesday is “Nakba” or Catastrophe Day, when Palestinians observe the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding. Moving the embassy from Tel Aviv breaks with decades of Washington policy and distances America from its allies.The protest movement started not with a bullet or a bomb, but with a hashtag. “What if 200,000 demonstrators in a...
  • Congressmen Call For Disclosure Of U.S. Aid To Palestinian Terrorists

    04/27/2018 8:35:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 25, 2018 | Adam Kredo
    Letter calls for suspension of aid to the Palestinians Members of Congress hope to compel the State Department to disclose the amount of U.S. aid money the Palestinian Authority has given to convicted terrorists and their families, according to a congressional communication viewed by the Free Beacon that calls for a complete freeze in U.S. aid to the Palestinian government. Reps. David McKinley (R., W.V.) and John Ratcliffe (R., Texas) are circulating a letter to Republican offices urging them to join an effort to compel the State Department to detail the amount of taxpayer money that has been used by...
  • Trump pressure pushes Jordan to choose Israel or PLO

    04/15/2018 7:16:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/18 | David Singer
    Jordan's decision should be a no-brainer The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)—refusing to bow to pressure by President Trump to cease payments to terrorists and their families currently exceeding US$400 million annually—is looming as a potential threat to end 96 years of unbroken Hashemite rule in Jordan. PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas - addressing the ninth annual Islamic Beit al-Maqdes International Conference in Ramallah last week—has sent a veiled message of the PLO’s intention to challenge Jordan’s ruling Hashemite family if PLO demands for a State in the West Bank with Jerusalem as its capital are not met.