Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice-President Mike Pence on his forthcoming visit to the Middle East next month, confirmed Foreign Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Riyad Al-Maliki at a press conference in Cairo on Saturday. Al-Maliki made the comments prior to an emergency meeting of the Arab League on Jerusalem. President of the State of Palestine... Еще Mahmoud Abbas recently said that Washington can no longer be considered an advocate for peace in the region. On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump made a significant shift in US foreign policy, by formally recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel for the first time. The decision sparked immediate outrage and fury from the Arab world. The status of the Holy City is a key issue in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.