Israelis voice warnings, Palestinians talk of 'blackmail' after Trump threatens to cut funding - Middle East

STARS AND STRIPES | on Wed, Jan 3, 9:05 PM

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump's threat to cut aid to the Palestinians could backfire, Israeli security officials and analysts warned Wednesday, saying it could weaken a Palestinian leadership that cooperates with Israel on security matters and fuel extremism by worsening already dire humanitarian conditions. Palestinian officials accused the United States of using bullying tactics after both Trump and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley indicated that the administration may cut funding to the Pa...

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