For US Muslims, Trump's absence of insults raises cynicism
- Author: Leroy Wright May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 18:23
He said, "We must be united to conquer extremism.young Muslim boys and girls should be able to grow up without fear".
"India, Russia, China, and Australia have all been victims" of terrorism, Trump said, adding that the countries, as well as the USA and Europe, have "suffered repeated barbaric attacks" and have "endured unspeakable horror".
He noted that Trump on Saturday signed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, a key goal of the visit.
The restaurant where Mr Abu Dahoud works was closed for the afternoon as part of a Palestinian general strike in support of prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails.
"The stories of Saudi women, such as yourselves, catalyzing change, inspire me to believe in the possibility of global women's empowerment", Ivanka told a group of accomplished Saudi women led by Princess Reema bint Bandar, deputy president of Saudi Arabia's Women's Sports Authority. Israeli media reported the package includes economic concessions and opening the border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan 24 hours a day.
The president then meets with Palestinian leaders, but officials said he will offer no specific peace plan.
Although there are several wars ongoing in the Middle East, many regional players are "grouping together" in an effort to find solutions to the conflicts.
Netanyahu, in his remarks, did not mention the word "Palestinians", but spoke of advancing "peace in our region" with Arab partners helping to deliver it. He boldly stated that achieving peace is "something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years." in March during a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
"We had an wonderful two days, and their feeling towards Israel is really very positive".
"This is the first I have heard of him", said Ribhi Abu Snene when asked what he thought of the USA president.
"We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship", Trump declared Sunday.
"Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity - in this region, and in the world", Trump announced to the audience.
During his visit, Trump is expected to make a push to relaunch long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
On the eve of Trump's visit, an Israeli official said Netanyahu's cabinet has approved confidence-building measures with the Palestinians, including allowing building in a West Bank area.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, he did not elaborate and it was not clear how big the plan is. He reiterated the Palestinians' demands, including establishing a capital in East Jerusalem, territory Israel claims as well, insisting that "our problem is not with the Jewish religion, it's with the occupation and settlements, and with Israel not recognizing the state of Palestine".