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Abbas blasts Trump, says no role for US in Mideast peace push

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinians won’t accept any role for the United States in a peace process with Israel “from now on” after President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.

Abbas says Trump’s decision was a “crime” that threatens world peace. He says there will be no peace in the region if the world doesn’t recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

The Palestinian leader spoke Wednesday at a summit of Islamic nations hosted by Turkey.

The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation gathered Wednesday in the wake of Trump’s Jerusalem decision — a move widely criticized across the world but hailed by Israel. The summit is expected to forge a unified position of Arab and Muslim countries. Read more from Hal Lindsey

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