Geffen: Trump Raises Hopes for a Peaceful Future

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Geffen: Trump Raises Hopes for a Peaceful Future

The Saudi deal, to be phased over 10 years, was announced on Saturday as US President Donald Trump began a two-day visit to the Gulf state before travelling on to Israel.

The US president dedicated less than an hour to meet with Abbas in Bethlehem, during a two-day visit to Israel.

Trump on Tuesday wrapped up the Middle East leg of his first foreign trip as president. An explicit endorsement of a two-state solution, which has been USA policy for more than a quarter-century."Therefore, will all due respect, it is not the United States embassy that is the more important thing the city is lacking, but rather tools and resources and significant decisions on changing directions", he said. President Trump and President Abbas agreed to continue their discussions on the issue of payments to Palestinian prisoners and the need to improve the Palestinian economy.

President Donald Trump called the perpetrators of a deadly bombing at a pop-music concert in the United Kingdom "evil losers", told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas he'd do "everything I can" to hasten peace in the Middle East and arrived in Italy on the latest leg of his overseas trip. Trump steered through the complex political terrain of the Middle East and strengthened alliances by repeating simple messages.

Trump told Abbas he was "truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people".

The talks came with hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17, which Abbas referred to in his remarks after meeting Trump.

"He even said that past problems between the United States and Bahrain are over with; we know he's selling them weapons now", Madsen added.

But while enthusing about the "incredible job" performed by new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Trump mentioned that he had just flown from a meeting with the heads of Saudi Arabia.

He should first make a honest review of his trip and announce a serious policy toward the Middle East.

Allowing them to do so could have led to accusations that Washington was implicitly recognising Israel's unilateral claim of sovereignty over the site, which would break with years of USA and worldwide precedent.

"I think the fact that he was the first sitting US president to go to the Western Wall is meaningful", Beigelman said.

"All children from all faiths deserve a future of hope and peace, a future that does honor to God", Trump reiterated during Saturday's speech.

TRUMP: There are those who present a false choice.

"People from all nations - even nations you would be surprised to hear - they want to stop the killing".

As ISIS insults democracy with fresh terror attacks, Trump's proposed ban on radical Muslims entering the US doesn't look so insane.

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