Trump sure has issues with Melania
- Author: Leroy Wright May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 1:48
Meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, Donald Trump condemned those behind the deadly bombing in Manchester, England, the night before as "evil losers". "But with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal", Trump said.
"In my meeting with my very good friend, Benjamin, I can tell you this that he is reaching for peace, he wants peace".
"Let's give it a chance", Herzog said of the possibility for peace with Palestine.
He also commended the importance of the holding of the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in the Saudi capital on Sunday.
"As you saw on your visits to holy sites in occupied east Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the conflict is not between religions, for respecting religions and prophets is an integral part of our religion and faith".
Many Israelis felt that Trump and Netanyahu disagreed somewhat on the list of priorities in the region, Trump appearing to take the Arab position that all other regional ills would be lessened, if not solved, by Israel and the Palestinians reaching an agreement. It also urges a "just settlement" of the Palestinian refugee problem. "He did not weigh in Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem or even whether the US would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory".
Trump's speech on Tuesday, delivered at Israel's museum to the Jewish state's culture and history, also stood to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Israel and hold up Judaism's historical ties to the country. Media reports also quoted USA officials as saying that United Kingdom authorities suspect the Manchester incident was "conducted by a suicide bomber", and they later said the bomber's body has been identified. "Israel stands with you at this hard time", he said in a statement posted to Twitter.
'I hope that President Abbas heeds the principles, the clear, strong, moral and practical principles that you enunciated today, President Trump: Stop rewarding terrorists.
While Trump did not mention the settlements or a twostate solution in any of his statements, he mentioned and praised King Salman in six of his seven appearances, with the name of the Saudi king absent only in the remarks Trump made Tuesday at Yad Vashem.
He stressed that his administration is committed to help both nations to build peace. Prime Minister Netanyahu and many legislators professed themselves delighted.
"The most important thing is that all parties agree on the way forward that President Trump gives us what we need, which is political support and fair mediation keeping an equal distance from ll parties, and performing what we all need which is a third party that would implement the vision that has been endorsed by the global community", he said.
As the leader Marwan Barghouthi, who is heading this hunger strike, has said: the last day of the occupation will be the first day of peace.