Skip to comments.Trump closing Palestinian mission in pro-Israel move
Posted on 09/10/2018 2:59:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump is closing the Palestine Liberation Organizations 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 administrations move to close the PLO office in Washington is not directly connected to the Trump White Houses 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 the White Houses already bitter relations with Palestinians.
On the one hand, the State Department announced Monday that the administration is closing the PLO office in Washington because the Palestinians arent directly negotiating any peace agreement with Israel. A provision in a U.S. law says the PLO mission must close if the peace process does not go forward.
Meanwhile, National Security Adviser John Bolton discussed the U.S. refusal to recognize the ICC, which the Palestinians are trying to get to prosecute Israel for war crimes. He said the U.S. would retaliate if the ICC tries to prosecute any Americans over conduct in Afghanistan.
The administration is trying to draw a connection between the two and pressure Palestinians to talk directly with Israel. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert called the two developments consistent.
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More liberal grist for the Trump impeachment mill.
This whole 'winning' thing is kinda cool, ehh ?
Was the Nazi Party allowed to maintain an office in Washington, DC during World War II?
Of course not. Dont get me wrong, I approve of the move.
But you would never know that from the slam against Trump in the article.
No word yet from our friend Israel? Nope...didnt think so. But Ill bet Trump gets a little wink from Israel! Another good move, Mr. President!
Kick these blood-lusting terrorists OUT! Don’t give them another $.01 or Taxpayers’ money...directly or indirectly.
What do the youngsters post these days to suggest the trombone sound when something is to be laughed at?
Something like that?
And the Jew haters are pissed..they love the PLO..for them seeing more dead Jews is a good thing..that is the common bond between them and the left, both have the same hatred for Israel
Enforcing the law again! Obama never did that....
Hussein is really going to be mad now. There is no telling how deep Obama will go with his demands now. He may even ask about another Lee Harvey Oswald to step forward. Failing that, impeachment will be on Hussein's short list to saving the country.
Hussein always put Muslims first in everything he did and this will be no exception. Muslims have to stick together if they are going to rule the world and enslave all infidels.
it is not so much a pro-Jerusalem move as it is
a pro-AMERICA move
having those dangerous terrorist filth in our United States of America has been an embarrassment ...and a danger...
to USA... and an insult to all decent, moral Americans and human beings of all persuasions
types faiths and creeds.
PLO and their Fakestinians please GTH! ASAP!!!!
It’s about time. I’ve never been a fan of terrorists.
Never thought Id see the day. Never would have seen it, or our embassy in Jerusalem with any other candidate!
A provision in a U.S. law says the PLO mission must close if the peace process does not go forward
How refreshing, following the law. A new concept.
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