President Trump Makes Historic Visit To Old City Of Jerusalem
- Author: Leroy Wright May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 7:35
On Tuesday, First Lady Melania coolly snubbed Trump as they stepped off the presidential plane in the Italian capital Rome.
After arriving in Tel Aviv, the Trumps walked down the tarmac along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara. Get the Israelis not to build outside the settlement blocks, get the Palestinians to declare they will no longer fund the Martyrs Foundation. What was said was that the president leaked highly classified information during an Oval Office visit May 10 with the Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.
Kushner, a practicing Orthodox Jew, has known Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for about 20 years, dating to his childhood, when Netanyahu knew Kushner's father.
The president notably avoided all of the thorny issues that have stymied peace efforts for decades. Palestinians seek to make the eastern part of Jerusalem the capital of the independent state they hope to create.
Yet some Israeli officials are less certain of Trump. "They're all saying I did, so you have another story wrong".
A U.S. administration official confirmed to AFP on condition of anonymity that the original intelligence came from Israel, which was initially reported by the New York Times.
Asked if Trump would apologize to Israeli officials for sharing Israeli intelligence with Russian officials earlier this month, Tillerson responded, "I don't know that there's anything to apologize for".