EUROPEAN UNION: EU Pledges 53 million USD in Aid to Palestine 

On 31 January, the European Union agreed to pledge 53 million USD to Palestine, largely in response to the United States cutting their own aid to Palestine by 65 million USD on 16 January. The aid money will provide general aid to energy and economic resources and aid to programs that promote Palestinian culture in Jerusalem and support youth education. The EU also called on the US to take a more active role in negotiating a two-state solution

[Zach Coffee]