Trump 'didn't cite Israel' as source of Isis intelligence
- Author: Leroy Wright May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 21:34
The White House has downplayed the prospect for a significant breakthrough on the peace process during Trump's visit, his first overseas trip as president.
US President Donald Trump sought to defend himself against criticism that he provided Israeli intelligence to Russian Federation as he met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempted, unsuccessfully, to swat Hazan's arm away.
A wave of unrest that broke out in October 2015 has claimed the lives of 266 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two Americans, two Jordanians, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton, according to an AFP count. "He didn't speak of the two-state solution". "In addition to being a sacred part of our religion, we live in such a fast-paced world that it's enormously important to unplug and devote that time to each other", she said.
"What did the others do, and who can claim that in this region that without Iran the region's stability would be assured?" If this happens, it will have been a grave misstep by the president. The issue is so contentious that the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in and ruled that Jerusalem-born Americans can't list Israel as their birthplace on their passports.
US President Donald Trump (R) receives a gift of a book of Psalms from Western Wall Heritage Foundation Director General Mordechai Elias (L) and Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovitch (C) after leaving a note at the Western Wall in Jerusalem May 22, 2017. We are willing to work together. Naturally, this would be a controversial statement - which could be the reason the president has decided not to move the embassy at this point.
"The children of Palestine and Israel must enjoy a safe and prosperous future", he added.
While these factors may not have been ideal, it seems they did not cause irreparable harm to the alliance between the USA and Israel; indeed, both leaders reiterated their commitment to working together in the years to come.
On Monday, he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Naturally, the issue of Mr. Trump's meeting with the Russians came up. He described the Riyadh meeting as "epic" and "deeply productive", saying "people have said there really has never been anything even close in history".
Speaking in the aftermath of an deadly bombing attack in Britain, Trump made a brief mention of the "losers" who perpetrate such actions. "So you had another story wrong".
Lawmaker Oren Hazan, a politician in Netanyahu's Likud party with a reputation for inappropriate antics, gave Trump a version of his own characteristically aggressive handshake.
The remarks the of the two leaders after the meeting affirmed the lasting connection between Israel and the United States.
President Donald Trump doesn't expect to emerge from his two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank with a peace deal in hand, but he is the latest president to arrive here with the lofty goal in mind. "I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all, but I have a feeling that we're going to get there eventually, I hope", he said.
"Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Trump said.
"The early perceptions that Trump would reverse all of Obama's policy decisions and never challenge Israel very quickly proved inaccurate", wrote Daniel Shapiro, the former USA ambassador to Israel under Obama. It says Teheran's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war, Houthi rebels in Yemen's civil war and the Hezbollah Shi'ite political party and militia in Lebanon helped destabilise the Middle East.