President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting at the World Economic Forum, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Davos. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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The Palestinians' top negotiator said Tuesday there could be no discussions with U.S. President Donald Trump's administration until his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is reversed.Trump's Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital set off protests among Palestinians, who consider the city to be their capital.Erekat's comments come with rhetoric further sharpening between Trump's White House and the Palestinians, who have said the U.S. can no longer mediate in the Middle East conflict and boycotted a recent visit by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.Last week, Trump accused the Palestinians of disrespecting the United States and threatened to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in aid until they returned to the negotiating table.In other developments, Palestinian Economy Minister Abeer Odeh and Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon met at a ceremony Tuesday in the first high-level encounter since Trump's Jerusalem decision.
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