Trump says Palestinians 'disrespected' USA, aid on hold

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Trump's meeting with Netanyahu will be his first one since he declared that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a decision that has strained USA ties with some Arab leaders.

Netanyahu also praised President Trump's overall Mideast plan, which also includes moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, saying "I left the conversation very encouraged". Netanyahu said that Trump's decision on Jerusalem "pushes peace forward".

Previous US administrations have hewed to the global consensus that East Jerusalem, which includes the Old City and its key religious sites, would be the capital of any Palestinian state, subject to final status negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

Trump's "America first" agenda could easily clash with Davos" theme of "Creating a Shared Future in Fractured World.' Participants in the forum can experience an exhibit illustrating "a day in the life of a refugee". His appearance is aimed at luring foreign investment to the US and highlighting his "America first" economic agenda, despite its seeming odds with a gathering that celebrates global cooperation and free trade. "You could never get past Jerusalem".

"I can tell you Israel does want to make peace and they're going to want to have to make peace, too, or we were going to have nothing to do with it any longer", he said.

Israeli media also reported that Netanyahu and Trump will meet on Thursday - their fourth meeting since Trump took office.

The Trudeau-Netanyahu chat comes weeks after the Canadian government chose to abstain from voting on a resolution condemning U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the American embassy.

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"The holy city is in the hearts of each and every Palestinian, Arab, Christian and Muslim, and there will be no peace without east Jerusalem being the sovereign capital of the State of Palestine". He said that he didn't particularly care if the deal was scrapped or fixed but warned: "We will not let them acquire a nuclear weapon".

Ross, who arrived at the WEF in Davos Wednesday, told reporters Trudeau's speech was designed "to put a little pressure on the the NAFTA talks".

The president said each side can negotiate, but they have to "respect" the procedure.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas slammed Trump in a fiery speech earlier in the month, pronouncing the peace process dead.

"The attendees run companies that have sizeable footprints in the United States".

"Trump violated his own pledge: 'I do not want to impose, I do not want to dictate.' Then you come and you want to take the core of the two-state solution out", Zomlot said.