Melania Trump appeared to bat Donald Trump's hand away - again
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 19:44
Trump on Tuesday wrapped up the Middle East leg of his first foreign trip as president.
Beigelman wasn't sure about Trump's chances of achieving peace in the area, but was hopeful with Trump's approach to the region.
"The Israelis would love to have peace".
Yet some Israeli officials are less certain of Trump.
He was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders during the visit.
In a joint news conference, the Palestinian president said: "Once again, we reassert to you our positions of accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967 - the state of Palestine with its capital as East Jerusalem, living alongside the state of Israel in peace and security and good neighborhood, as well as resolving the entire final status issues based on global law and worldwide long-term resolutions, and respecting side agreements which sets the tone for the implementation of the Arab Peace Initiative in accordance with what has been reaffirmed in the most recent Arab Summit in Jordan".
Al-Ayyam quoted presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh describing the Abbas-Trump meeting as important and that Palestinian-American contacts are going to continue in the coming period.
"He didn't reprimand Israel for settlements, he didn't commit the United States to a two-state vision". "His staff comes from the world of business, and they know that two people at a negotiating table have no expectations as to what the results will be".
Abbas said he was keen to "keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbors". "I would like to reiterate our commitment to co-operate with you in order to make peace and forge an historic peace deal with the Israelis", he said.
Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East were great. So Trump is, in those remarks, kind of putting Israeli-Palestinian peace kind of in the center of the agenda.
Yes, English isn't Netanyahu's first language, but the Israeli prime minister made a particularly awkward comment during an address at the Israel Museum.
"The process with the Palestinians will only come with support of the Arab world", Katz said. "They are anxious by Trump's language because he did not mention two states", said Ghassan Khatib, a professor of political science at Birzeit University near the West Bank city of Ramallah. In particular, his clear acknowledgement of the Jewish people's ties to Jerusalem was significant in light of recent anti-Israel UNESCO resolutions. "Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace".
"Bennett is wrong", said Yaki Dayan, a former Israeli consul in Los Angeles. "Mr. President, I extend my hand to you to be your partner in this noble mission". "He does not put it as a condition, but when he says it will not be helpful, the message comes out stronger".
He thanked Israel's leaders for their warm reception.
But much of the intrigue over Trump's public statements during the trip revolved around what he didn't say.
The reunification anniversary is "the right time for the U.S.to correct this historic injustice by leading the nations back up to Jerusalem", said Susan Michael, director of ICEJ's USA branch.