Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Pence reschedules Middle East trip for late January, adds stop in Jordan

Pence reschedules Middle East trip for late January, adds stop in Jordan

"We have enough on our plate as you know". The newspaper said it obtained the recordings from "an intermediary" who supports the Palestinian cause and opposes President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

An Egyptian intelligence officer has instructed several Egyptian TV talk show hosts to downplay Trump's Jerusalem decision.

While Egypt would denounce the decision in public, Al-Khouly reportedly said that it is not in the interest of the state for relations with Israel to remain conflictual. "Rather, Egypt's positions are conveyed by the President, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and in official statements as well", the statement added.

But the State Information Service said that Megahed was the only one of the four actively working as a television host and that he denied any knowledge of a man named Ashraf al-Kholi.

Richard PencePence allies anxious he'll be called to answer questions from Mueller: report Trump thought it was "low class" for Pence to bring pets to VP residence: report Pence told RNC he could replace Trump on ticket after "Access Hollywood" tape came out: report MORE will leave Washington one week from Friday for a four-day Middle East tour that will take him to Egypt, Israel and Jordan, his office announced Monday. Host Azmi Megahed, the fourth person el-Kholi spoke with, confirmed the conversation to the Times. "Hamas would be reborn once more". "What matters is ending the suffering of the Palestinian people", Kholi concluded.

Kholi allegedly told the news hosts, "How is Jerusalem different from Ramallah, really?" according to the Times report. After Trump announced on December 6 that his administration had chose to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, breaking with decades of USA policy, Abbas and others canceled their meetings.

In response to Trump's move, Egypt publicly said the decision was a violation of worldwide resolutions on the city's status. The White House decision on Jerusalem also prompted leading Muslim and Christian clerics in Egypt to refuse to meet with the vice president in Cairo.

Israeli leaders have long said Jerusalem has been quietly cultivating its ties with Arab states, in the face of commons threats posed by Iran and Islamist extremism.

Bitterly rejected by the Palestinian Authority, which is now boycotting the Trump administration, the move was hailed by Netanyahu and by leaders across much of the Israeli political spectrum.

Israel occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1967 and later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognized by the worldwide community.

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