Donald Trump plans to attend CEO reception at Davos forum

Donald Trump plans to attend CEO reception at Davos forum

Donald Trump plans to attend CEO reception at Davos forum

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Swiss President Alain Berset, and Rwandan President Paul Kagame during his two-day trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

PA PRESIDENT Mahmoud Abbas delivered a fiery, invective-filled speech slamming Trump and his administration earlier this month for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, cursing Trump with the words in Arabic "Yekhreb beitak", which means, "May your house be destroyed", a sarcastic expression that is the equivalent of "damn you" in English.

He complained that the USA gives "billions of dollars" to countries that turn around and "vote against us".

Trump's Jerusalem decision also sparked anger across Palestine and the wider Arab and Muslim world and earned the United States angry rebuke from the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who vowed not to receive Pence in the Palestinian territories.

Pence met with Netanyahu when he visited the region. Blaming the moribund state of peace talks entirely on Abbas, Haley hinted that unless he radically changes his approach, the USA isn't interested in engaging with Palestinians as long as he remains their leader.

Trump said the decades-long flow of hundreds of millions of dollars from American taxpayers is at risk if the Palestinians do not start negotiating.

"But the problem is whenever there is some attempt at a peace solution, Palestine runs away and they have done so in the past many times maybe because they are pampered by the global community", he said. "And I made a very simple statement that I'm watching. They have invested in our economy, we want them to continue to do so and encourage others to join them", said Cohn.

"Here, I think President Trump offers a refreshing point of view", Netanyahu said. Palestinians are "ready to engage in negotiations" for a peace process "based on a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as the capital". "But the money is on the table".

Trump then discussed the funds that the United States allocates to Palestine and threatened to stop providing it unless Palestine will "sit down and negotiate peace". But with Congress moving Monday to reopen the government, the White House said that barring some unforeseen snag, the delegation would travel Tuesday and the president later in the week.

"The United States can't have any role unless it retreats its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital", spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah told Reuters by phone from Jordan. So we don't have to talk about it anymore. "So we don't have to talk about it anymore, but they can't get past Jerusalem".

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