From: “Bierman, Noah”
Date: January 25, 2018 at 4:08:15 PM GMT+1
Subject: Travel pool 8. Netanyahu bilat
Quick highlights. Trump and PM Netanyahu sat in same room and seats where Trump met with PM May, aides on each side, including Jared Kushner, Tillerson, Michael Anton, HR McMaster, Gary Cohn. Israelis side included ambassador Ron Dermer.
Trump said more money could be withheld from the Palestinians if they don’t come to the peace table and show respect. He said “they disrespected our great Vice President” referring to refusal of Abbas to see Pence during the recent trip.
“The money is on the table. And the money was never on the table.”
He also said he hopes for peace and that by taking Jerusalem off the table, it removes a sticking point. But he added that Israel will “will pay” for getting that concession up front.
More to come.