Davos: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump has held a bilateral meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Donald Trump said,”We took Jerusalem off the table so we don’t have to talk about it anymore.” Trump said ,”What I did with Jerusalem was my honor.”
Trump also insisted on Thursday that Palestinians had “disrespected” the United States and that he would withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in aid until they agree to US-brokered peace talks. “They disrespected us a week ago by not allowing our great vice president to see them,” Trump said during the meeting with Netanyahu.
He also added that US has given hundreds of millions to Palestinians.”That money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace.” The Palestinians rejected Trump’s fresh threat to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, with a senior official labelling him an “oppressor”. A spokesman for president Mahmoud Abbas said they would not meet with the US administration until it withdrew its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Another senior Palestinian official, Hanan Ashrawi, said “not meeting your oppressor is not a sign of disrespect; it is a sign of self-respect.”