The U.S. Downgrades its Mission to Palestinians and the Spike in Gaza Violence
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
ClearCut with Michelle Makori / i24News
March 4, 2019
The Trump administration downgraded the U.S. mission to the Palestinians in Jerusalem as it became the Palestinian Affairs Unit under the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Is the move about efficiency and eliminating redundancy, as the State Department says, or was it done to intentionally downgrade the relationship with the Palestinian leadership and send them a message? Are Palestinians intentionally ramping up violence in Gaza ahead of the Israeli elections? Is Netanyahu more likely to take assertive action against Hamas and how will his response play out politically in Israel? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Shia Franklin, former executive of the World Jewish Congress, on i24News "ClearCut" with Michelle Makori to discuss the latest developments in Israel.