Trump wants Mideast peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy
- Author: Leroy Wright May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 21:44
After weeks earlier flashing his trademark bravado by saying the "ultimate deal" could be easier than "people have thought", he seemed to acknowledge the complexities that have bedevilled his predecessors.
"Israel has no reason to relinquish its control of the Palestinian territories". During his Middle East tour, President Trump did not refer even once to the two-state solution, and said nearly nothing about what Israelis and Palestinians must do in the short run to prepare the ground for future peace. His tweets - and his time - tended to highlight the Israeli leaders he met, not the Palestinian.
For the second course, the diners were treated to a stroll down "the road to peace" - caramelized salmon fillet in a "fine" miso sauce, alongside Segev's trademark sprout salad, which he told Channel 2 has been tasted by a number of dignitaries and world leaders.
The White House made another unfortunate typo in a live video feed of Trump's visit to Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, by incorrectly spelling the museum "Vad Vanshem" - something that sounds closer to the name of a Dutch count.
"They say that we must choose between supporting Israel and supporting Arab and Muslim nations in the region". Trump, wading into the sensitive waters of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stepped lightly, careful not to offend or endorse either side. "It's between us and occupation", Abbas said.
"We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom", Trump wrote Tuesday morning in a tweet.
President Trump wraps Mideast trip after Bethlehem, Jerusalem meetingsU.S. President Donald Trump wrapped up his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and delivering a keynote address in Jerusalem.
The President then tried to grab his wife's hand.
Israeli forces fired both live ammunition and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters who marched from Ramallah city to Israel's Qalandiya military checkpoint, according to Palestinian medical sources.
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome.
During Trump's visit, about 70 protesters, mostly family members of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners protested at the nearby Manger Square, holding photos of prisoners, including many convicted of terror attacks, who are protesting their conditions in Israeli prisons.