Speakers at the conference were warned in no uncertain terms that they must be careful not to express any positions critical of Trump and his administration, even on the matter of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem. There is a real concern that Trump could form a negative opinion of the Palestinian leadership before he is even sworn into office.
According to the same Palestinian source, Abbas has already scolded Mansour for comments he made in Washington on Nov. 13. Mansour warned that if the Trump administration decides to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as the president-elect said he would do during his campaign, the PA would make his life miserable….
“These aren’t the kind of things to say now, especially after we all learned not to make the redhead angry,” said the Palestinian source.
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