Trump urges Israelis and Palestinians: Make peace

Trump urges Israelis and Palestinians: Make peace

Trump urges Israelis and Palestinians: Make peace

'Never mentioned Israel'Speaking to the press alongside Netanyahu Monday, Trump sought to defend himself against criticism that he provided Israeli intelligence to Russian Federation.

What's more, peace advocates across ethnic and ideological lines have struggled to come up with ways any American president, of any political persuasion, can shift growing skepticism among both Israelis and Palestinians as to whether a two-state solution is achievable.

"The president's speech to leaders of the Muslim world earlier today was great", Graham wrote on Facebook on Sunday, referring to Trump's speech before the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. -Israeli relations - a point that was not lost on President Trump.

"We all know that".

In the past, Trump has publicly urged Netanyahu to limit settlement building, and has baffled observers by raising the idea of a one-state solution to the conflict that neither side supports.

"The Palestinians are ready to reach for peace".

Donald Trump's trip to Israel passed by in a flash - after all, the president only stopped in the Jewish state for two days.

But in Israel, Trump was not almost as direct. "Thank you", he said, "normally I've to go overseas for this kind of reception".

"I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that goal", Trump said.

As President Donald Trump became the first sitting USA president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding US policy by declaring the wall's location to be Israel, versus Jerusalem.

The US president chose Saudi Arabia as his first foreign travel destination since taking office.

Though he still clings to power in the thirteenth year of his four-year term, he does not even control the Palestinian territory - his rival, the Hamas jihadist organization, runs Gaza.

"Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Trump said.

The US president used the occasion to also condemn the "evil losers" behind a bomb blast at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester that killed 22 people.

US President Donald Trump today said that he is committed "to do everything" to achieve Israel-Palestinian peace deal but made it clear that "peace can not take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded".

In the four months since President Donald Trump took office and gave his 36-year-old son-in-law the job of forging peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Kushner has kept his plans under wraps for a conflict that is almost twice as old as he is.

From Israel, Trump headed to Italy for an audience with Pope Francis. His wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, accompanied him. He toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb. A banner hung in the city said "the city of peace welcomes the man of peace".

"I would like to draw the attention to the issue of our Palestinian prisoners, who have been on hunger strike for more than one month, meters away from here in the vicinity of the Church of the Nativity".

"We solve the Israeli-Palestinian peace dilemma, we start solving a lot of the peace throughout the Middle East region", he explained. "The president notably avoided all of the thorny issues that have stymied peace efforts for decades", The Associated Press noted.

He has since said the move was still being looked at.

As usual with all things Trump, who is right depends on how you frame the question.

With cooperation, success is possible, and President Trump's trip might be viewed as a watershed event in Middle East history.

The visit raised questions about whether the USA would indicate the site is Israeli territory. They fear the more heavily-armed Iran on their northern border. He didn't talk about Israeli assessments in the West Bank, where Palestinians want to build a Palestinian state.

Israel is especially concerned about Iran's rising influence across the Middle East, particularly its involvement in the civil war in neighboring Syria. At an airport greeting ceremony, Israeli Cabinet Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the religious nationalist Jewish Home Party, asked Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

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