Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Israel and Egypt after this month. He was a vocal supporter of the move within the administration to identify Jerusalem as the administrative centre of Israel. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo White Home: Pence still strategies to meet Palestinian leader
Vice President Mike Pence even now intends to meet with Palestinian Authority innovator Mahmoud Abbas when he appointments the region after this month, even after a senior Palestinian official said Palestinians wouldn’t normally talk with him in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to identify Jerusalem as the administrative centre of Israel.
A high Palestinian official, Jibril Rajoub, needed Arab officials not to talk with Pence and said “we won’t receive him in the Palestinian territories,” according to the Associated Press.
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However the White House stated the meeting might proceed as planned.
Pence “even now intends to meet with Abbas and Palestinian leaders and thinks any decision to pull from the meeting would be counterproductive,” a White Home official said.
Pence will travel to Israel and Egypt after this month. His trip was viewed within the administration as an impetus to help make the Jerusalem announcement, which stoked controversy in the region and was widely slammed as an impediment to a peace deal by globe leaders. Pence was a vocal supporter of the move within the administration.
He is also slated to meet with Israeli Primary Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, address the Israeli legislature and talk with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during the trip.