U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (not pictured) during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018 REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to withhold aid to Palestine if they did not pursue peace with Israel, saying they had snubbed the United States by not meeting Vice President Mike Pence during a recent visit.Trump, speaking after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum, said he wanted peace. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the United States had taken itself "off the table" as a peace mediator since it recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Abbas has said he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel.Speaking in Davos, Netanyahu said only the United States could broker a peace deal.Trump said Palestinians had to come to the negotiating table.
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