On Tuesday the House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to sharply reduce the annual $300 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it take steps to stop making what lawmakers described as payments that reward violent crime.

Yesterday Trump announced Wednesday that the United States is recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv.

Neither of these moves by the Republican will help the peace process and save lives. By doing the bidding of a few extremist they are jeopardizing the very lives of Israelis that they claim to care about. Furthermore, they are giving fuel to any effort to radicalize young Palestinians.

These are terrible policies that will lead to violence. Trump does not care, nor does he understand consequences of this actions. If he wants to legally hang himself with his tweets he can do so. But these policy changes are putting a noose around innocent people and that is where we must draw the line and say no.

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