Citing its lack of progress and obvious antipathy for peace with Israel, the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s offices in DC are being immediately closed by the Trump administration. Of course liberals across the globe were immediately foaming at the mouth in condemnation for the announcement. Somehow the plight of Israelis and the need to protect themselves from utter annihilation by radical Islamists doesn’t qualify for global humanitarian empathy from the radical left. Needless to say, their sentiments don’t weigh heavily in the Trump administration’s international diplomacy handbook.
Here’s more from Fox News…
The Trump administration announced Monday that it is closing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington, citing Palestinian leaders’ resistance to peace talks and attempts to get an international court to prosecute Israel for alleged war crimes.
The announcement marks the latest blow by the United States against the Palestinians amid a stalled Mideast peace process.
“The United States will always stand with our friend and ally, Israel,” National Security Adviser John Bolton said during a speech to the Federalist Society. “The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to take steps to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.”
He added: “The United States supports a direct and robust peace process, and we will not allow the ICC (International Criminal Court), or any other organization, to constrain Israel’s right to self-defense.”