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Netanyahu applauds Trump's recent decision

Sept. 12, 2018 4:07 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 14, 2018 12:48 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu applauded, on Wednesday, the United States decision to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization's (PLO) office in Washington in response to the Palestinian alleged rejection to go into direct peace negotiations with Israel.

According to Israeli Ynet news outlet, Netanyahu said that "the US made the correct decision when it decided to close the PLO offices in Washington."

"The Palestinians refuse to enter negotiations with Israel even as they attack Israel with false claims in international forums," Netanyahu said during the opening of the weekly Israeli Cabinet meeting.

Netanyahu said that "Israel very much appreciates the Trump administration's decision and supports American actions that are designed to make it clear to the Palestinians that the refusal to enter into negotiations with Israel and the unbridled attacks against Israel will not only not advance peace but will certainly not make things better for the Palestinians."

Netanyahu also criticized European countries' policy towards Iran; "on the contrary, what we are seeing is that while Iran is sending terrorist cells to Europe, European leaders are appeasing—and reconciling with—Iran, in the same week that the terrorist cells were due to carry out their operations, which we helped thwart. This is unacceptable."

"The appeasement of Iran abets the relentless assault on the values and security of the free societies, and the time has come for Western governments to join the strong and clear effort by the Trump administration against the terror regime in Tehran," he concluded.

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