Trump 'seriously considering' moving United States embassy to Jerusalem
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 01, 2017,
Apr 01, 2017, 5:29
Pence said US commitment to Israel is "non-negotiable", and that President Donald Trump is committed to finding a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
"The administration is showing its commitment to Israel by turning those words into policies", Netanyahu stated.
Netanyahu also hailed the US Envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, saying she is "standing up for what's right for Israel and the truth at the United Nations".
"You see it in the budget request submitted by President Trump", he added, referring to the proposed slashing of most foreign aid except for that provided to Israel.
"The days of Israel-bashing are over", Haley said.
Washington, Mar 28 Aiming to prove their commitment to israel, senior United States lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal. Our position on Jerusalem as future capital of both states has not changed and we support Palestinian presence in East Jerusalem, both in political and financial terms.
She also criticized the nuclear deal with Iran. Pence said Trump is "invested" in finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"Israel is committed to working with President Trump to advance peace with the Palestinians and with all our neighbours".
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., waves to the crowd before he speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 27, 2017.
Last month, Washington blocked the appointment of Salam Fayyad - the Palestinian Authority's prime minister from 2007 to 2013 - to lead the United Nations political mission in Libya.
WASHINGTON (AP) Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week's annual gathering for the "unbreakable" alliance.
I re-expressed to the President what I often express publicly, also recently, the strong European Union's opposition to the Israeli settlement policy and demolitions of Palestinian-owned structures. Friedman is expected to work at least partially out of Yerushalayim, where he has a home. -Israeli talks ended last Thursday without agreement.
The continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine has created a major obstacle to the efforts to establish peace in the Middle East.
He further strengthened his resolve and said that "the world will know this - America stands with Israel".
Mogherini reiterated the EU's principled opposition to Israeli West Bank settlements, which it "considers to be illegal under worldwide law".