US Secretary Of State Urges 'Flexibility' Ahead Of Russia Sanctions Vote

"Israel is unaware of any change of Palestinian policy", said the second official.

"Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has previously backed the US staying in the Paris climate agreement, told lawmakers on Tuesday that his views have "never changed" but that he respects President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the worldwide accord aimed at slowing global warming".

But Palestinian officials said payments to relatives of attackers and Palestinians imprisoned by Israel would continue.

The expert said that while Tillerson repeated his characterization of the US-Russian relationship as being at an all-time low, such a remark signified a need of its improvement from the US side.

AG Sessions to testify in public Tuesday
The next day, Comey said, he implored Sessions never to leave him alone again with the president, but Sessions did not reply. An early backer of Trump, Sessions recused himself from the DOJ investigation during the early days of the administration.

"In order to continue fighting the rise in global anti-Semitism, it is critical that our government allocate the appropriate resources and that begins with the key appointment to fill the Special Envoy role at the State Department", Greenblatt said in a statement.

But Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and another senior official said that they have not seen "any indication" that the PA has stopped or intends to stop payments to terrorists and their families, expressing skepticism over Tillerson's declaration. "We have been very clear with them that this [practice of paying terrorists] is simply not acceptable to us". "They indicated to me they were in the process of changing that".

While the Trump administration has continued to fulfill USA commitments under the landmark nuclear deal, it remains unclear if Iran is upholding its end of the deal, despite recent certifications from the State Department that relied on third party reporting.

Separately, 16 retired four-star generals and other ex-military officers said they would submit joint testimony to the Senate on Wednesday about the importance of foreign aid to national security. Lindsey Graham (R) introduced the Taylor Force Act, which would cut United States funding to the Palestinian Authority if it continues to provide monetary support to the families of those who commit acts of terror against Israelis and others.

Pilot injured after blimp crashes in field at US Open
The company that operates the blimp says the only person aboard, the pilot, was "OK", but being taken to a hospital. Gallo, who said the blimp landed near the treeline on her property, said that no one on the ground was hurt.

In the past, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been reluctant to halt the payments, fearing a popular backlash. Support for Palestinian prisoners and families of so-called martyrs enjoys wide consensus among the Palestinian public. However, the Trump administration still endorses a budget proposal that would increase aid to the Palestinian government by almost five percent, bringing the total amount of us aid to around $215 million.

The "martyrs' fund" was set up in 1967 by the Palestine Liberation Organization, the group that formally represents all Palestinians.

Its 2016 budget was $125 million, according to the website of the Palestinian Authority's Finance Ministry. Support for prisoners is a Palestinian consensus issue, despite the political split between Hamas, which rules Gaza, and the West Bank-based government of Abbas' Fatah movement.

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