The president's visit will include a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center, Bethlehem and the Western Wall.
"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 incredible accomplishment". "Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace". He said he thought the trip showcased the importance of the U.S. -Israel relationship. There is a good chance that behind closed doors other demands were made as well - although there seemed to be few strings attached to the $480 billion in agreements signed between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
The president did make one concession to the Palestinians, which will have come as a disappointment to the more right-wing elements in the ruling coalition.
Notably though, there was an absence of any reference to a two-state solution or any details on how peace could be achieved or what he personally would do to advance it. We can not stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people.More news: British police make tenth arrest in connection to Manchester bombing
Michael Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington, said he was glad Trump's talk of peace "didn't lock us into a specific formula", referring to the two-state solution.
President Trump has landed in Israel for the second leg of his nine-day trip overseas, which started in Saudi Arabia and will end in Italy.
"Abbas and Netanyahu promised to do all they can and I look forward to working on lasting peace with these leaders", Trump said.
At a press conference with Trump on Tuesday, Abbas raised the issue of the hunger-strikers' demands.
"I think what we're seeing is the Trump administration is taking a different perspective on the Middle East from the Obama administration", Sutton said.More news: Senators believe they can defy expectations again with first Game 7 win
According to the official the main goal for Trump's visit to Israel and the West Bank was to listen and learn about the positions and different sides of the story.
By signing a historic nuclear deal with Iran, Obama strained USA relations with Saudi Arabia.
"We just finished the visit of U.S. President Trump, the president of our biggest ally", Netanyahu added. "I don't know of any other country in the world that's not allowed to name its own capital and be accepted by the rest of the world".More news: British authorities warn of 'damage' to investigation from leaks
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