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Can Europe save the Palestinian Authority?

Threats by President Donald Trump to cut assistance to the Palestinians could lead to opening the door to the European Union in the diplomatic as well as economic realm of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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At the request of Norway, the European Union on Jan. 31 held an emergency session in Brussels of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), which coordinates development assistance to the Palestinian people. The donors’ group had last met in September, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, to discuss concerns about the possible collapse of the Palestinian Authority (PA). Then, as now, Israel was represented by Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi and Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the head of Coordination of Government Activity in the Territories.

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