Trump Today: President makes bid to revive Mideast peace process

"We want Israel to have peace... and we must seize (opportunities) together and take advantage of the situation", Trump said in a joint press conference at Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, JPost reported.

Trump absolutely shared that information with the Russians.

Trump said Iran must immediately stop its financial and military support for "terrorists and militias".


Donald Trump, on his first presidential visit to Israel, has claimed there will be peace in the Middle East - eventually. Ross also discussed President Trump leaking classified info to Russian officials and how baffling it is that transcripts found their way to the Washington Post. "Never mentioned the word Israel", Trump said. "They are all saying I did, so you have another story wrong". Never mentioned it during that conversation.

Netanyahu then said "intelligence cooperation is terrific".

Donald Trump on Monday was on the second stop of his first worldwide tour, having arrived from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, aboard Air Force One, Efe news reported.

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As Trump became the first sitting president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding United States policy by declaring the wall's location to be Israel, rather than Jerusalem.

Yet Trump's remarks at a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also seemed to implicitly confirm later reports that Israel was the partner country that provided the intelligence.

Last week, Trump's social media director Dan Scavino was criticized by right-wing supporters of Israel for uploading a post on his Facebook page that included "Palestine" among all the stops on Trump's global trip. Trump is the first sitting President to ever visit and pray at the Western Wall.

During the U.S. election, candidate Trump expressed views that seemed to fit neatly with those of the right-wing Israeli government of Mr Netanyahu - favouring expansion of Jewish settlements on occupied territory and a tough line towards Palestinian aspirations for independence.

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