This includes a renewed effort at peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and I thank the prime minister for his commitment to pursuing the peace process.
Nathan Thrall from the International Crisis Group and author of a new book on past Israeli-Palestinian peace talks agreed that “there was nothing substantive in Trump’s public comments”. And he won plaudits from both his Israeli and Palestinian hosts.
“Weapons deals in the Middle East just in 2016 reached $215-216 billion and this is no small sum”, Lieberman said.
The continuation of the current stalemate is in the interest of neither Israelis nor Palestinians, though the Palestinians are having rough time due to Israel’s cruel occupation and continuous violation of their rights.
The official said the Saudi Arabia stop was an “amazing coming together of a lot of people” who are “looking for an opportunity to follow the lead of what the president wanted to speak about”.
He also laughed at Trump’s unprompted revelation that he had never mentioned Israel to the Russians during a meeting with Russian diplomats.
Thousands of Israelis marched through east Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday to commemorate 50 years since the Jewish state seized control of it in the Six-Day War. Critics will say United States foreign policy is for sale to the highest bidder under Trump, the billionaire dealmaker. There has always been an underlying skepticism of America in the Arab world based primarily on the US historic support of Israel, concomitant with our antagonism towards the Palestinians.
Israel seized east Jerusalem during the 1967 war and later annexed it in a move never recognized by the global community.
“We just got back from the Middle East, we just got back from Saudi Arabia”, Trump said.
Donald Trump on Tuesday, laid a wreath of flowers in the Hall of Remembrance of Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Museum while accompanied by his wife, Melania, his daughter, Ivanka, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Efe news reported.
Trump received a warm welcome in Tel Aviv after becoming the first U.S. president to include Israel on his maiden overseas trip.
“I call upon people to draw inspiration from this ancient to set aside out sectarian difference to overcome oppression and hatred”, he said, adding that a prerequisite for a regional coalition would be to recognize Israel’s positive contribution “to the region and the world”.