Donald Trump's Middle East Comment in Israel

Claudine Rigal
Mai 29, 2017

"It won't be simple", Netanyahu said. -Israeli intelligence cooperation is "terrific", attempting to dismiss concerns that the incident violated the confidentiality of an agreement with Israel.

He'll close his ambitious first foreign trip at a pair of summits in Brussels and Sicily, where his reception from European leaders may be less effusive than his welcome in Israel and Saudi Arabia, his opening stop on the trip.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Cabinet, along with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, awaited Trump on the tarmac, fresh from quarrels over how much Israel is prepared to compromise for peace and wary of the deals the USA president struck over the weekend in a mass meeting with Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia.

A White House official said the deal will work to increase Saudi Arabia's defense capabilities, bolstering equipment and services in the face of extremist terrorist groups and Iran.

"We just got back from. the Middle East".

White House officials said they considered Trump's address to be a counterweight to Obama's debut speech to the Muslim world in 2009 in Cairo. Wearing black skull cap, he became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, the most holy site at which Jews can pray.

Trump offered few indications of whether he planned to shift USA policy to better fight terrorism.

Monday's attack at a concert by US singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester killed at least 22 people and wounded 59. He toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb.

During his quick stop in the region, Trump met with both Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

United States officials said the information originated from Israel. Tillerson referred to the visit as "a moment in time" and suggested that the US would take a more active role in the future in brokering a deal if both sides make serious commitments. He boldly stated that achieving peace is "something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years." in March during a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. "We are waiting for the new government to find stability and continuity in its policies", said Rouhani. We believe you're willing.

The US president signed a giant list of deals, worth a total of $380bn, including $110bn for weapons that will invariably find their way into the numerous conflicts of the region, including Syria, Yemen and Iraq, where Riyadh and Tehran often find themselves on opposing sides.

Although other presidents have landed here from Arab capitals that have no diplomatic relations with Israel, none has come from Saudi Arabia before.

Mr Netanyahu said he hoped an Israeli prime minister could soon make the same flight. He has taken a tougher line on settlements than Israeli officials had expected, urging restraint though not calling for a full halt to construction.

Salman also pledged that the USA and Saudi Arabia will advance to the "level of strengthening consultations, cooperation and coordination on all fronts".

Palestinians, who viewed Trump's victory with some trepidation, are said to have been pleasantly surprised by Trump's openness during a recent meeting with Abbas in Washington.

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