Many in the country’s intelligence apparatus quoted the Talmud: “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.”
The reception, titled “A Bethlehem Christmas on the Hill,” had been scheduled for Wednesday.
It had been the first time in decades that the State Department refused to renew permission for the PLO to operate its D.C. office.
Everything you need to know about the Palestinian crisis that may or may not be happening in Washington.
The State Department says that they may ervisit the issue if the Palestinian Authority enters peace negotiations with Israel.
“Our goal is the end of Israel…We don’t want peace. We want war and victory,” the Palestinian mission to Colombia tweeted.
The Israeli government is asking the United States to shut down offices of the Palestinian delegation in Washington.
The camp issued a statement expressing its “sincere apology” and stating that the camp is “a proud Zionist and pro-Israel camp.”
For decades, the Palestinian authorities have sent payments to prisoners and the families of those killed in the conflict with Israel. The U.S. and Israel say those funds subsidize terror. Palestinians see it differently. The Forward unpacks this complicated history.
Palestinian officials said on Sunday they had arrested a member of their peace negotiating department for spying for Israel, a development likely to deepen distrust between the sides at a time of deadlocked diplomacy and simmering street violence.