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Washington - Pompeo: US Blocked $165M In Funding Due To Palestinian Incitement

Published on: October 11, 2018 09:16 AM
By: Jerusalem Post 
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) walks out of the West Wing beside a US Marine (R) to deliver remarks to members of the news media at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 09 October 2018.  EPAUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) walks out of the West Wing beside a US Marine (R) to deliver remarks to members of the news media at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 09 October 2018.  EPA

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo teased the Trump administration’s upcoming peace plan on Wednesday as a “truly historic” effort to broker an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, accepting an award from the Jewish Institute for National Security of America in Washington.

Speaking at the Grand Hyatt downtown, with senators and diplomats in the audience, the secretary hinted at a plan that would offer the Palestinians a state – a word only recently introduced into US President Donald Trump’s lexicon, when he endorsed a two-state solution to the storied conflict last month.

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“We are making a truly historic push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians,” Pompeo told the crowd. The peace plan– designed by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, and Jason Greenblatt, his special representative for international negotiations, over the course of nearly two years– will be released “before too terribly long, and we are hopeful that both sides will have constructive conversations to lead to that.”

“We are very hopeful that one day the Palestinian people will have the same kinds of things, the same material, the same opportunities that the people of Israel have,” said Pompeo. ” A real economy, a real governance, all the things that we want for every citizen of the world.”

“We very much want you to have a space,” he added.

But Pompeo also announced to the crowd that he had denied a $165 million transfer of aid to the Palestinian Authority earlier in the day, over its failure to adhere to the Taylor Force Act, a law that bars the State Department from continuing aid to the PA unrelated to security cooperation unless Ramallah ceases its practice of compensating the families of convicted murderers and terrorists.



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 Oct 11, 2018 at 08:37 PM Looney Liberals Says:

Thanks Obama...… I mean Trump.

Hashomer, repeat after me " Thank you Mr President"

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 Oct 11, 2018 at 09:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Thank you to the greatest friend Israel ever had in the White House!

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 Oct 12, 2018 at 03:47 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Just part of America giving world leadership over to Iran, China and other nations.

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 Oct 12, 2018 at 03:36 PM Anonymous Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

Just part of America giving world leadership over to Iran, China and other nations.

Funding Palestinian terror has absolutely nothing to do with world leadership. You're crazy or using something mind altering that is quite powerful Addicts would love your secret.

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