washington - The White House calls it 'regrettable' that the Palestinians no longer want to sit around the table with Vice President Mike Pence. He would come to sit around the table with the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, but he said it during the riot about the American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
'It is unfortunate that the Palestinian Authority is running away from an opportunity to talk about the future of the region,' said the Vice President's spokesman on Sunday. He added that the US government is still planning to play a role in the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. 'Our peace team continues to work hard on drafting a plan. '
The Palestinian Foreign Minister said Saturday that Abbas does not intend to meet Pence. The Palestinians are angry because they see East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. The decision of Trump is therefore particularly sensitive.