Netanyahu says will discuss peace efforts with Trump
- Author: Leroy Wright May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 11:58
Israel says strike leader Marwan Barghouti, a potential successor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, is using it to raise his political profile. It is located in east Jerusalem, which Israel occupied in 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognized by the worldwide community. They were all saying I did. He also knows that Netanyahu is well aware of the reporting that Trump passed along information from Israel to the Russians and wants to publicly combat the issue.
Tillerson told reporters that in Trump's conversations over the weekend with the Saudi king and others in the royal family, "We were focused on this fight against terrorism primarily". The Post report did not say that Trump identified the source of the information directly. It is unclear what foundation Trump may have for his apparent expectations, but his "team" appears to be as one-sided as many suggest Trump's idea of a "perfect deal".
"Words fail to capture the experience", he said ahead of dinner at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence.
There were concerns after last week's revelations that Israel could limit its intelligence cooperation with the United States because of Trump's alleged carelessness.
"And that will help reconciliation between Israel and the Palestinians", Netanyahu said. The display wasn't entirely spontaneous: Israeli media reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made attendance mandatory for all government ministers.
Simon, a 20-year-old American studying in a nearby Jewish seminary, said he was "excited" by Trump's visit but disappointed he would not see him.
Ivanka Trump in Jerusalem visiting the Western Wall.
Trump flew to Israel from Riyadh earlier in the day, on the second leg of his first overseas trip since entering office in January.
The stop in Israel comes after the president's visit to Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and will be followed by a trip to the Vatican, where Trump will meet with the pope.
Trump sparked concern when he backed away from the long US commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict, saying he could support one state if it meant peace.
In the afternoon, Trump will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial before traveling to the Israel Museum to deliver his main address, which will "celebrate the unique history of Israel and of the Jewish people", according to the White House website.
Trump has said that he would veto any resolution aimed at an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians proposed by the Security Council and said the entire U.N.is "not a friend of democracy" and "surely is not a friend to Israel".