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Trump Invites Palestinian President to White House in First Phone Call, Abbas Spokesman Says
Haaretz.com ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | Jack Khoury and Amir Tibon

Posted on 03/10/2017 11:31:27 AM PST by Jyotishi

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President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for the first time on Friday, and invited him to the White House, a Palestinian spokesman said.

The call was the first contact between the two leaders, coming after complaints by Palestinian officials that they have failed to establish contact with the Trump administration. According to a senior Palestinian official, the conversation lasted only several minutes. The official added that Trump told Abbas that he knows he is committed to peace.

"President Donald Trump invited President Abbas to visit the White House very soon," spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah said after the phone call.

According to the Abu Rdainah, Trump wants to discuss with Abbas ways to resume the peace process. The U.S. president stressed his commitment to a process that will lead to true peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Abbas, on his part, emphasized his commitment to peace as a strategic stance, in order to bring about a Palestinian state side-by-side with the State of Israel. 

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbas; fatah; hamas; israel; jerusalem; palestine; rop; trump
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1 posted on 03/10/2017 11:31:27 AM PST by Jyotishi
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“Abbas, on his part, emphasized his commitment to peace as a strategic stance, in order to bring about a Palestinian state side-by-side with the State of Israel. “

The Palestinian Lie Du Jour! Trump needs to tell Abbas that he has to stop all the killing of Israelis or face our wrath.


2 posted on 03/10/2017 11:35:35 AM PST by vette6387
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That will largely be a waste of time. Abbas is an empty suit who has little power outside Ramala.


3 posted on 03/10/2017 11:36:00 AM PST by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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So what? He does that with everyone. He invites his friends AND his rivals.


4 posted on 03/10/2017 11:36:31 AM PST by jr3000
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To: vette6387

Dump Abbas in the Potomac....


5 posted on 03/10/2017 11:39:20 AM PST by Enchante (Libtards are enemies of true civilization!)
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To: rbg81
That will largely be a waste of time. Abbas is an empty suit who has little power outside Ramallah.

Hopefully, it will be a "come to Trump moment" that will enable Abbas to realize the realities which he faces.

6 posted on 03/10/2017 11:41:16 AM PST by frog in a pot (Obama: "We need to remake America"; Trump: "We need to rebuild America!")
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To: vette6387

Why should they face American wrath for killing Israelis? Why not just Israeli wrath? We don’t need to be involved in the situation at all.


7 posted on 03/10/2017 11:44:14 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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I suspect President Trump invited him over so he could scold him in person; maybe slap him around a bit. Will have a greater impact than via telephone.

He should treat the Pali’s the same way 0bama treated Israel.


8 posted on 03/10/2017 11:45:32 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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They'll have dinner together, just like he did with Christie.

"Hey Mahmoud, you're having the pork chops. They're great"

9 posted on 03/10/2017 11:46:30 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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Indeed, Trump needs to realize Pali funds go back into democrat coffers to overthrow his presidency..


10 posted on 03/10/2017 11:47:56 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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If Trump does get him to the WH, I hope he gives him the same cold shoulder like Obama gave Netanyahu. Bring him through the rear entrance where the kitchen deliveries are made. Then let him cool his heals while Trumps eats dinner.


11 posted on 03/10/2017 11:48:34 AM PST by HotHunt
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Hopefully, it will be a “come to Trump moment” that will enable Abbas to realize the realities which he faces.


Oh, I have no doubt Trump will try that. But the guy still has no real power, hence its a waste of Trump’s time.


12 posted on 03/10/2017 11:50:57 AM PST by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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Palestinian President?

How can you be a president of a country that does not exist?

The Palestinians are all welfare parasites. They produce NOTHING except suicide bombers. They exists strictly on the UN and other countries to feed them. If the UN were to be shut down, these lowest form of Arab would cease to exist withing 3 months.


13 posted on 03/10/2017 11:51:15 AM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“Why should they face American wrath for killing Israelis? Why not just Israeli wrath? We don’t need to be involved in the situation at all.”

Israel is a loyal ally and we don’t turn our backs on genuine friends. Their enemies are our enemies and need to be destroyed.


14 posted on 03/10/2017 12:02:41 PM PST by Pirate Ragnar (Libs put feelings first and thought second.)
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Abbas can’t do or agree to anything because Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, etc. Will immediately put a bullet in his head.


15 posted on 03/10/2017 12:04:18 PM PST by Read Write Repeat
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The purpose of the meeting, I hope, is to inform Abbas that the USA will not be giving any foreign aid to psychopath Jew haters for the next eight years.

Trump should ask OPEC to give money to Abbas, since the OPEC cartel is trying to bankrupt American oil frackers by driving down the price of oil.

16 posted on 03/10/2017 12:10:41 PM PST by zeestephen
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That could have been accomplished with a tweet.


17 posted on 03/10/2017 12:12:44 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Pirate Ragnar

Israel, like most if not all nations, is neither genuine nor our “friend” (recall Bismark). They’d stab us in the back as fast as anyone if it suited their national interests — I think the surviving crew of the USS Liberty know that all too well. I don’t advocate going to war or expending wrath on behalf of any nation, least of all a country who has never fought side by side with us...Despite how much we’ve done right in their backyard, much of which has benefitted Israel indirectly. Yes, I understand that there have been extenuating circumstances on that score with regards to logistics and Arab allies, but Israel has never extented anything for us, except a hand grasping for yet a few billion more in aid.


18 posted on 03/10/2017 12:15:55 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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At the White House dinner, dose him with LSD and serve him roast pig cooked Italian style with the apple in its mouth. Of course make the video instantly available.


19 posted on 03/10/2017 12:16:09 PM PST by VietVet876
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

*Temple I should say, not Bismarck


20 posted on 03/10/2017 12:25:19 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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