Report: Abbas appealing to EU to sideline Trump in Mideast

January 12, 2018   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags:

A new report in the London-based Al Hayat newspaper says that Palestinian Authority (PA) chief Mahmoud Abbas will appeal to the European Union in an attempt to sideline US President Donald Trump’s role in the Israeli-Arab conflict.The report quoted a senior PA figure who said that Abbas will ask the EU to increase the funding they provide to the PA in order to make up for the budget shortfall should Trump cut American aid to the PA as he has threatened. The source also said that Abbas will “ask the EU to recognize Palestine within 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital”.The EU already announced in October that it plans to increase the amount of aid it grants to the PA from 80 million euro to 320 million euro a year.Abbas is reportedly frustrated with Trump, who he believes is staunchly pro-Israel. Last week, the White House said that it is actively looking at cutting aid to the Palestinian Authority, and held a discussion on the matter last Friday.The move follows President Donald Trump’s tweets in which he expressed doubt over the usefulness of American aid to the Palestinians, given their refusal to resume peace talks with Israel.

 

Source: Report: Abbas appealing to EU to sideline Trump in Mideast – Israel National News

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