Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to 'make a deal'

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President Trump is only hours into his first trip to Israel as US commander in chief, but the images globally broadcast from the Jewish state deliver an unmistakable message - the United States and Israel are partners standing together.

Expressing optimism that a peace deal could finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and suggested a resolution may not be hard to obtain it.

President Donald Trump: "Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name 'Israel, ' never mentioned it during that conversation".

The radio station quoted Palestinian officials as saying that Al-Jubeir had played a role in persuading Trump to postpone the step of moving the embassy, in order to help secure suitable conditions for the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. In his opening remarks, Mr Netanyahu said that if the bomber in Manchester was Palestinian, and his victims were Israelis, the Palestinian Authority would be paying a stipend to his family. The territory has seen brutal wars by Israel over the past years, with the last one coming in the summer of 2014, when more than 2,200 Palestinians, many of them women and children, were killed in massive Israeli air raids.

"We are ready to open dialogue with our Israeli neighbours to build confidence and create a real opportunity for peace", he said after talks with Trump.

"Through it all, they have endured and, in fact, they have thrived", Trump said.

On Tuesday, however, Jerusalem became once again a stateless city on the White House feed, leading commentators to speculate on whether they were witness to a clash of policies within the White House and State Department or simply a mistake.

The audience included US and Israeli officials, as well as prominent citizens from both. It promised Arab recognition of Israel in exchange for a Palestinian state.

In his final speech, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, President Trump also identified himself, his administration and the United States four-square with Israel.

Trump claimed that his meetings with both Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed to efforts toward peace.

He also has personal ties to Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States.

"Making peace will not be easy".

On the left, J Street's communications director, Jessica Rosenblum, wrote that "there can be no doubt: There is major opportunity for the USA to help bring together Israelis, Palestinians and Arab nations to transform a destructive status quo and build a better future".

The pair were then driven to the central Rome residence of the US ambassador - a post to which Trump is yet to name anyone. It was probably better that Kushner was slow to unveil any peace plan, because "if he acted it would be for the sake of Israel", he said. In the process he alienated Israelis and its leaders never forgave him.

"Then he leaves it to Greenblatt, Freidman and Kushner and says, 'Close it.'" Barak said, referring to Trump's son-in-law and two of his private lawyers, Jason Greenblatt and David M. Friedman who he has made, respectively, his main envoy to the region and the US ambassador to Israel.

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