Trump Responds To Manchester Attack In Meeting With Palestinian Leader

Posted May 29, 2017

"Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements, and failure of Israel to recognize the state of Palestine in the same way we recognize it, which undermines the realization of the two-state solution". What could possibly engage that part of his ego more than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? That was the case with our children and their spouses. "The United States is and always has been a great friend of Israel and of the Jewish people, and I am grateful to the president for emphasising this during his trip to Israel".

"Making peace however will not be easy", Trump told an audience of Israeli politicians and other dignitaries at the Israel Museum. We will have to see.

The parade is the main event of Jerusalem Day, an Israeli annual holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem. He emphasized how Israel makes it possible for all faiths to pray in their own way - in religious institutions Israel protects.

He didn't talk about a two-state solution.

Reading between the lines, President Trump bluntly called out the Palestinians for continuing to indoctrinate their youth with anti-Israel hatred, by demonizing the Jewish people, by supporting and glorifying terrorism, by using government funds to pay rewards to the families of terrorists - thereby perpetuating deadly violence against innocents.

"I was gratified that President Abbas joined the summit and committed to taking firm but necessary steps to fight terrorism and confront its hateful ideology", he stated.

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"We know, for instance, that both Israelis and Palestinians seek lives of hope for their children", Trump said. The senior official briefing reporters after the visit seemed to allude that this will be the way Trump would like to continue as he moves forward. You could see that Melania was crying.

"Iran should be grateful to the United States", Trump said sarcastically in Jerusalem. "We stress it will be never again that so many of yours are murdered". The overwhelming influence of finance capital, big oil and the military industrial complex is the guiding force in the Trump administration, and represents the danger of fascism and war that Georgi Dimitroff warned about in the 1930s. After the war, her sister returned to their home, and a non-Jewish neighbor had preserved this treasure. While this does not necessarily exclude the possibility of normalizing relations with Iran's other, more geographically close allies, it may well encourage the Trump White House and other influential policymakers to vigorously pursue a strategy of cooperation with the Arab states against Iran.

The meeting of Trump with Mahmoud Abbas did not offer any breakthroughs.

Tens of thousands of Israelis marched Wednesday through East Jerusalem's predominantly Palestinian Old City to mark 50 years of Israel's annexation of it. The world is waiting.

That journalist, an American here for 40 years, recognizes the insecurity that Israel feels even though the nation is nearly 70 years old. They say that we must choose between supporting Israel and supporting Arab and Muslim nations in the region.

With this gesture, President Trump buried years of diplomatic maneuvering to deny the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and the Temple, which is a synecdoche for the Jewish presence in the Holy Land.

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The Western Wall plaza that Trump visited was created by Israel's destruction of Jerusalem's Moroccan Quarter, including the demolition of a 12th century mosque.

His black kippah and the "black rabbi" who greeted him turned Trump into a grand supporter of Israel's full rights to the Kotel.

The most high-profile moment of Trump's stay in Jerusalem was his visit to the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism.

Trump initially sparked deep concern among Palestinians when he backed away from the long U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict. Trump would not permit Netanyahu or any other Israeli to be at the Kotel with him. The U.S. has never recognized Israeli sovereignty over territory occupied in 1967, including east Jerusalem.

He leaned heavily on concerns over Iran's destabilizing activities in the region during his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia.

Commentator Chemi Shalev wrote in Haaretz that the deal will give the Saudis a "hold" on Trump, "which means he won't be quick to cross them".

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