Melania Trump successfully ditches Donald Trump's hand... AGAIN!
- Author: Leroy Wright May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 17:59
There was no demand from Israel to facilitate the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and no mention of curtailing settlement construction.
"Making peace, however, will not be easy".
Arab Israelis and Palestinians fear a one-state-solution would establish one state with two classes of citizens.
After mentioning threats to Israel from Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran, he said, "not with Donald J. Trump", drawing enthusiastic applause. "Big, big, lovely difference", Trump said to loud applause from his audience, which included members of Netanyahu's Cabinet and other officials.
Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt is reportedly returning to Israel on Thursday for talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah to follow-up the United States president's historic two-day visit in Israel. After all, Saudi Arabia promotes anti-Semitism and fundamentalist extremism.
Following his meeting with Abbas, he said in a final speech before departing the country for Vatican City, that, "the Palestinians are ready for peace", and added that Netanyahu was also "reaching for peace".
Abbas, who has seen his political support from his constituents as well as support for the Oslo Accords weaken, reiterated a willingness to accept the two-state solution and the 1967 borders.
President Trump weighed in on the attack today. Its launch was soon overshadowed by a far bigger, bloodier drama: a Palestinian suicide bombing that killed 29 elderly Israelis celebrating the Passover holiday.
The Palestinian president raised the issue of Palestinian detainees, who have been holding a hunger strike for more than a month.
And therein lies the catch: The willingness of the Sunni coalition to normalize relations with Israel and the Gulf states is predicated on the resolution of the Palestinian conflict.
Before leaving the region for Europe on Tuesday, Trump made a joint appearance with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem.
"The U.S. arms provided to Middle Eastern nations with the best of intentions have too often ended up being turned against U.S. forces and our allies", the statement said.
He has since said the move is still being looked at.
Trump added that he firmly believes "if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East, and that would be an fantastic accomplishment". Trump's adoption of the same anti-Iranian narrative on his visit to Riyadh delighted the Israelis.
He became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site in the Israeli-annexed east of the city.
He drew more applause when he said: "We are telling you right now that Iran will not have nuclear weapons".
In reality, Israeli channel 10 began their morning newscast by saying "Israel still does not understand what will be the American administration's next step".
The status of Jerusalem, which both the Israelis and Palestinians claim as their capital is a major complication to a solution.
The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.