Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank
- Author: Leroy Wright May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 9:13
President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning addressed the Monday night attack at a concert in the United Kingdom, calling the perpetrators of such an attack "evil losers".
Netanyahu praised Trump's stance on Iran - and said he welcomes the "reassertion of American leadership in the Middle East".
On Monday, Israeli forces shot and injured at least 11 Palestinian protesters who staged a general strike in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the besieged Gaza Strip in support of those prisoners on hunger strikes.
Trump said there were opportunities for cooperation across the Middle East.
To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. "But with determination to compromise and believe peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can reach a deal", he said.
Trump is now visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of his first foreign trip since taking office.
"King Salman feels very strongly, and I can tell you would love to see peace between Israel and the Palestinians".
Dr. Mitchell Bard is the author/editor of 24 books including the 2017 edition of Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict, The Arab Lobby, and the novel After Anatevka: Tevye in Palestine.
Trump will then travel back to Jerusalem to visit Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and deliver a speech at the Israel Museum.
"At a meeting with the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump responded to a report that he may have jeopardized an Israeli intelligence source by sharing highly classified information with the Russians in the Oval Office".
Israel and the Palestinians have not held direct talks for more than three years and Trump acknowledged it was "one of the toughest deals of all".
A banner hung in the city said "the city of peace welcomes the man of peace" along with photos of Abbas and Trump. If negotiations were to resume, they needed to be about the core issues, not talks about talks, he said.
He also said he appreciated Trump's visit to the Western Wall earlier in the day - the first stop at the Jewish holy site ever by a sitting U.S. commander in chief.
Mr Trump's visit to Jerusalem has been laden with religious symbolism.
Trump heads next to Europe, where planned meetings with world leaders on the economy and trade could be overtaken with discussion of terrorism and security.
Overseeing the push is Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, a fellow real estate mogul who now serves as the President's senior adviser. We've looked at what other people have done.