“You’ve got to change the dynamic and put the pressure on them,” Giuliani said of the Palestinians’ aversion to peace talks with Israel.
By: AP and World Israel News Staff
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani lauded President Donald Trump’s tough line that forced the North Korean leader to beg to reschedule a high-profile summit.
Trump had abruptly called off the meeting and appeared to suggest that similar tactics were required to force the Palestinians back to the negotiations table with Israel.
Speaking at the Globes capital market conference in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, Giuliani said high-pressure tactics should be used with the Palestinian Authority (PA), whicg cut off ties with the US following Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
“They have to be seeking peace. You’ve got to change the dynamic and put the pressure on them,” Giuliani said.
Of North Korea, Giuliani said that following Trump’s tough stance, “Kim Jong Un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it [the summit wit Trump], which is exactly the position you want to put him in.”
“It is pointing out that the president is the stronger figure,” Giuliani told the AP. “And you’re not going to have useful negotiations unless he accepts that.”
The former New York mayor, a strong supporter of the Jewish state, is in Israel for a number of appearances, including a speech to a Tel Aviv business conference earlier in the day and an address late Wednesday to OneFamily, a group that supports Israeli families whose loved ones have been wounded or murdered by Palestinian terrorists.