Abbas to Putin: We refuse to cooperate with United States mediation

The Palestinian Authority has been widely criticised for maintaining security coordination with Israel

The Palestinian Authority has been widely criticised for maintaining security coordination with Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads a Likud party faction meeting at the Knesset on February 12, 2018.

"They never got past Jerusalem". Afterward, however, he said several times that his decision had taken Jerusalem "off the table".

"We are going to see what goes on", Trump told "Israel Hayom" in an interview released Sunday.

Netanyahu on Monday said he had been in talks with Washington about annexing settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move condemned by a top Palestinian official as "land theft".

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"President Trump said that the United States was standing by to assist Russian authorities in their investigation", the White House announced in a readout of the call. Palestinian leaders have said it means Washington can no longer serve as a Mideast peace broker.

"I just spoke with American President Trump", Putin was quoted by the Russian TASS and Interfax as telling Abbas before holding talks behind closed doors. And he is not necessarily sure that Israel is looking to make peace.

Palestinians see the U.S. decision, which broke with years of worldwide diplomacy, as a denial of their claim to East Jerusalem as the capital of an eventual Palestinian state.

"Israel has to be careful with settlements", Trump warned.

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Israel finds itself increasingly reliant on Russian Federation to quell its most pressing diplomatic and national security concerns as it faces Iranian adventurism on its northern borders and an irritated Palestinian leader seeking to internationalize his cause.

Alexander Shumilin, a Middle East scholar at the Institute for USA and Canadian Studies, called Abbas's visit "an attempt to cosy up to Russia , a consistent ally, and to stop Netanyahu leading Moscow astray during an improvement in Russia-Israeli ties".

"I think what we are seeing here is not the end of the United States role as an honest broker because it never was an honest broker", she told Al Jazeera.

"President Trump has made it clear that he is more officially and formally pro-Israel than another recent president", added Bennis, who is also a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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