Trump expected to slash U.N. contribution for Palestinian refugees

A Palestinian man waves Palestinian flag.
A Palestinian man waves Palestinian flag. Photo: Issam Rimawi / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

President Trump is preparing to send less than half of an expected $125 million contribution to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, the Associated Press reports.

  • Why it matters: Per the AP, at the moment it looks like Trump will send $60 million, and make future contributions dependent on "major changes" in the agency, per the AP, possibly including demands for Palestinians to re-enter peace talks.
  • The backdrop: Palestinian president slams Trump over Jerusalem move