Skip to comments.Palestinians: Peace ‘off the table’ if Trump doesn’t reverse Jerusalem move
Posted on 01/25/2018 2:46:22 PM PST by Eleutheria5
The Palestinians rejected US President Donald Trumps fresh threat to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in aid on Thursday, saying peace talks are off the table if the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital isnt reversed.
Ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Davos, Trump said the US would no longer provide aid to the Palestinians if they refused to engage in US-brokered peace talks with Israel. He also said hed taken Jerusalem off the table with his December 6 recognition of the city as Israels capital a move that led the Palestinians to freeze ties with the US.
Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said in response that the presidents latest remarks showed the US has disqualified itself from playing a role in achieving peace and that his Jerusalem decision was a wake-up call to Arab leaders.
Jerusalem is not off the negotiations table, rather the US is outside the international consensus. Those who say that Jerusalem is off the table are saying that peace is off the table, said Erekat. There will be no peace without East Jerusalem being the sovereign capital of the State of Palestine.
Erekat accused Trump of blackmailing and punishing the Palestinian people for fighting and believing in their freedom and human rights per international law and UN resolutions. He added that the US president could buy many things with his money, but he wont be able to buy the dignity of our nation.
This is not a game for the people of Palestine. It is about our very existence that continues to be denied by Israel with full US support, he said, adding that the Palestinians would continue to pursue statehood while Trump fuels international anarchy.
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Dear PA scum..go F off..there made it nice and easy for ya
Yeah, that’s gonna work.
LOL...When has “peace” ever been on the table with these dirtbags????
but Kerry told us to say this ,LOL
When was it ever on the table to begin with?
Peace was never “on the table” when your only goal is to annihilate all jews and Israel.
Peace was always and has been a pretense to and for the Palestinians, who the frak they fooling? Changed the wording of that Charter yet, yo?! =.=
I had no idea Palestinians were so funny.
Peace is off the Table at the Peace Talks?
Defund the Jihadi terriorists.
How many rockets per week for peace on the table vs off the table ? Probable -0-
What a terrible bluff.
They never wanted peace so long as Israel exists; their peace is Israel in pieces.
Peace has never been anywhere near the table!
Good...now the playing field is leveled.
Good luck in your war then, you start fighting it and we’ll see how cavemen fair against a 21st Century military.
Oh yeah, cuz it’s been so peaceful up till now ...
I’ve been asking the same question for 30 years. The answer is NEVER. They do not want peace or coexistence with Israel. They want to destroy Israel and every Jew on the planet and will accept nothing less than that. Plain and simple.
Kerry probably told the Palestineans to tell Trump to Peace Off
‘Off the table’ ?
Well then, how about Israeli carte blanche ON the table.
I think it now is.
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