Nov 25, 2017 - World

Trump administration changes position on PLO office

Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

The Palestinian Liberation Office in Washington, D.C., will be allowed to stay open as long as it limits its activities to "achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between the Israelis and Palestinians," the AP reports, in a reversal by the Trump administration. Those limits on activities could be lifted in 90 days.

Why it matters: Closure of the office threatened to derail U.S. mediated peace talks, as Barak Ravid Of Israel's Channel 10 News and Jonathan Swan of Axios reported earlier.

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