Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Trump, speaking after talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the town of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, said the United States stands in "absolute solidarity" with the British people.

Trump visited the Israel Museum and the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center on Tuesday and now heads to Italy and later is expected to meet with Pope Francis.

During a joint press conference with Abbas, Trump said: "I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians".

Before dinner at Netanyahu's residence on Monday, Trump avoided delving into details.

"We hope history will record that President Trump is the one who has achieved peace", he said.

But he did not mention what has always been the goal of US diplomacy in the region - a two-state solution to the conflict: Israel and a Palestinian state. And there are new allies willing to join the fight, thanks to the threat of Iran, the world's foremost state sponsor of terror.

"Trump didn't speak of their right to self-determination. he didn't speak of the two state solution. and they will probably be disappointed that Trump did not say what his plans were or his vision was", Abdel-Hamid said.

Saudi Arabia, like many Muslim-majority nations, doesn't have formal diplomatic relations with Israel because of its ongoing hostilities with Palestinians.

Trump conspicuously promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem at an AIPAC event in March of 2016.

A West Bank settler leader says he hopes that President Donald Trump's statements in Bethlehem mean he has abandoned the longstanding American goal of establishing an independent Palestinian state.

He was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders during the visit.

"I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it can begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East and that will be an wonderful accomplishment", he said.

If President Donald Trump concludes his first global trip by saying he made history "even while sitting on a plane", no one can say he's wrong.

On Monday, Air Force One flew directly from Riyadh to Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel, a first for the presidential aircraft.

Meeting Netanyahu in Washington in February, he said he would support a single state if it led to peace, delighting Israeli right-wingers who want to see most of the West Bank annexed.

This was not the first time an awkward moment between Melania Trump and Donald Trump was captured. But the piece makes no mistake about Trump's growing popularity among people and that he is the anti-thesis to Barack Obama and that according to the piece is a like a "commendation" because most Israelis were suspicious of Obama.

Trump spoke Tuesday after a meeting in Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS'). Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinowitz said he and Trump recited two psalms. Still, no publication pointed fingers at President Trump for mentioning "Israel".

Abbas said that achieving peace will help growth of the Palestinian economy.

".last thing we need is another failed peace process". Most ministers in the Israeli government are on the record for opposing peace negotiations. "We want peace, not a peace process".

The next day, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the comments were "not the policy of the United States".



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