Abbas Lies to Trump, Big Time

U.S President Donald Trump shakes hands with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority after a joint statement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House

There was only one remarkable moment in the otherwise formulaic remarks to the press Wednesday by President Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas: a claim by Abbas so audacious and dishonest that he may have damaged his credibility with the president:

Senators to Trump: Tell Abbas, Palestinians Payments to Terrorists Must Stop

Mahmoud Abbas

A delegation of leading Republican senators is urging President Donald Trump to demand that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas end his government’s longtime practice of paying terrorists and their families for attacks committed against Israel, according to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and sent Tuesday to the White House.