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Bibi Calls Out Abbas for Comments to Trump

As reported in today's Daily Dispatch, Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas met at the White House, discussing with Donald Trump such issues as Palestinians paying terrorists. The Times of Israel's Jacob Magid reports that PM Netanyahu has spoken out against remarks Abbas made about the so-called Palestinian "culture of peace":

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for telling US President Donald Trump that the Palestinians educate their children in “a culture of peace,” saying the comment was “unfortunately not true.”

In his first reaction to Wednesday’s White House sit-down between US Trump and Abbas, Netanyahu objected to the PA leader’s claim, saying the Palestinians “name their schools after mass murderers of Israelis and they pay terrorists,” while reaffirming Israel’s commitment to peace.

While Trump on Wednesday made a point of applauding Abbas for speaking out against the Islamic State terror group during his joint press conference with the Palestinian leader, the US president added that “there cannot be lasting peace unless the Palestinian leaders speak in a unified voice against incitement to violence and hate...”

Tags: Netanyahu , US-Israel Relations , Palestinian Authority

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