Trump pledges to help end Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Trump pledges to help end Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Trump, in line with Israel's positions on the Palestinian struggle against occupation, insisted that 'peace can never take root in a place where violence is tolerated, financed and even rewarded'.

"It was a bad, awful thing for the United States to enter that deal and, believe me, Iran will never have a nuclear weapon, that I can tell you", Trump said to Netanyahu. "But he hit all of the notes".

Bethlehem/Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, a day after promising to make a renewed effort at peace between the Palestinians and Israelis. At talks with Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke of being gratified that the Palestinian leader had committed to taking necessary steps to "fight terrorism". "I stand in awe of the accomplishments of the Jewish people and I make this promise to you my administration will always stand with Israel". "But it was the way President Obama treated Mubarak, which did not go down well with the Sunni Arab leaders, and also his failure to enforce the red line against Assad over chemical weapons".

"And we would like to reassert our willingness to continue to work with you as partners in fighting terrorism in our region and in the world".

In honor of Trump's arrival, the Palestinians held a welcome ceremony.

Donald Trump has said that if Israel and the Palestinians could forge peace, it would spill over across the wider region.

During their White House talks, Trump praised Abbas, and said he looked forward to working with him to pursue peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

"Head spinning: Never has a USA president expressed so much confidence in a conflict-ending peace agreement with so little prospect of success", tweeted Aaron David Miller who was a US negotiator on the Middle East in both Republican and Democratic administrations.

Such a coalition, the president said, "requires the world to recognize the vital role of the State of Israel".

This "fixation" on Iran and its threats to regional peace and stability can not be a substitute for real efforts to solve the ongoing regional conflicts, beginning with the Palestinian problem and ending with the six-year-old bloody civil war in Syria.

Israeli officials are on edge over the U.S refusal to say the Western Wall is part of Israel.On Monday in occupied Jerusalem, he will pray and visit a church.

"I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all, but I have a feeling that we're going to get there eventually, I hope", Trump said on Monday night.

President Trump Tuesday offered up the dubious proposition that the Palestinians are ready for peace with Israel.

"Suddenly, hope has come about", he added. "But with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians will reach a deal", he said.

Palestinian activists have also noted that Trump's rhetoric with regard to Israel and Palestine is no different from previous U.S. administrations.

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