• President Donald Trump appears to have changed his administration’s policy on Israel.
  • “We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table,” Trump tweeted.
  • The president initially changed US policy on Israel, and Jerusalem in particular, in a landmark speech in December.

President Donald Trump appears to have changed his administration’s policy on Israel in a series of tweets late on Tuesday.

“We pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel,” Trump tweeted. “We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more.”

“But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?”

Trump also addressed foreign aid to Pakistan in the tweets,writing that the US pays the country “billions of dollars to for nothing.”

Read the article by Peter Jacobs in the Business Insider Australia.

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