Trump administration orders Washington PLO office closed

Image result for thumbs upThe Trump administration announced Monday that it will close the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization, citing a lack of progress toward peace talks with Israel.

“The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to take steps to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel,” National Security Adviser John Bolton said.

The move marked the latest effort by the U.S. to increase pressure on Palestinian leaders to commit to negotiations. President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is spearheading the Trump administration’s efforts. Kushner and other administration officials are expected to unveil their peace plan soon.


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