Tillerson: Trump Pressuring Israel, Palestinians
- Author: Leroy Wright May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 21:09
Tonight, the president is in Rome, where, tomorrow, he is to meet Pope Francis.
"We know that peace is possible if we put aside the pain and disagreements of the past and commit together to finally resolving this crisis which has dragged on for almost half a century", Trump added in his speech at the museum, shortly before departing Israel for Rome, adding that Israelis and Palestinians "can make a deal".
He also called on the Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises for peace - but gave no specific details on what he meant.
He also commended the importance of the holding of the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in the Saudi capital on Sunday. Abbas said he welcomed Trump's "noble and possible mission".
Thanks to Obama's do-nothing approach in the Middle East, Iran and Russian Federation filled the void, supplying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with weapons to fight a bloody civil war and commit atrocities against his people like gassing women and children.
Imprisoned Palestinian Liberation Organisation commander Marwan Barghouti used the trip to urge the US President to save thousands of Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike for 37 days. "It is between us and occupation".
Hunger strike solidarity protesters erected a cage with an effigy of a Palestinian prisoner in Bethlehem's Manger Square, chanting: "Trump, listen!" And their demands are humane and just. "If it does, I would say to you that it goes further in my mind as a member of the intelligence committee than just the focus on the Russian Federation investigation".
Mr Trump vowed America's "absolute solidarity" with the United Kingdom and said that the time had come for the "wicked ideology" behind the attack to be "completely obliterated". President Abbas assures me he is ready to work toward that goal in good faith.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is widely seen as the most right-wing administration in Israeli history and is pressing settlement expansion despite worldwide concern.
"I am truly hopeful that American can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people", the USA president said. "I look forward to working with these leaders towards a lasting peace".
"So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers", Trump said.
Mr Trump again vowed that he was "personally committed" to helping the two sides reach a deal to end the decades-old conflict.