Palestinians Say Obama’s Last-minute $221 Million Payout Frozen By Trump [The Times of Israel]
According to journalist Avi Issacharoff, “The Trump administration has informed the Palestinian Authority that it is freezing the transfer of $221 million which was quietly authorized by the Obama administration in its final hours on January 20, a senior Palestinian source has told The Times of Israel."
Trump, Netanyahu, and The Embassy Move That Wasn’t [Israel Policy Forum]
Israel Policy Forum’s Policy Director, Michael Koplow writes that, “As President Trump had promised multiple times during the presidential campaign, the issue of moving the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was indeed on the agenda during his very first week in office. [However,] rather than following through on the pledge to move the embassy immediately, ... the Trump administration instead slammed on the brakes.”