Israelis and Palestinans are ready 'to reach for peace'

  • Israelis and Palestinans are ready 'to reach for peace'

Israelis and Palestinans are ready 'to reach for peace'

US President Donald Trump has insisted that he "never mentioned" Israel in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at which he reportedly shared highly classified information from a foreign partner. 'We hope history will attest to the fact that President Donald Trump was the one who made peace, ' Abbas said.

"And it must cease immediately".

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Trump on what he called a "truly historic" visit, which he viewed as a "powerful expression of your friendship".

Making history, he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in the disputed city, placing his hand on one of the most sacred sites in Judaism.

"We are telling you right now that Iran will not have nuclear weapons". Thank you, Mr President. They can't do it.

There is a "growing realisation among your Arab neighbours that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran", Mr Trump told Mr Rivlin.

The second aspect of Trump's visit to Israel that garnered the most attention is rabble-rousing and ever-controversial Likud MK Oren Hazan's sneaky selfie with the United States president.

The disclosure raised concerns that Trump had compromised an intelligence source and media later reported the information had come from the Israelis. I know you've heard it before. We all know that.

"The Palestinians are ready to reach for peace". We are willing to work together.

The shoe-leather tasks of day-to-day discussions with leaders in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Amman and the Gulf to gather input and regional perspective has been handled by Jason Greenblatt, a real-estate lawyer and long-term Trump loyalist.

"I just left I will say, I just left Saudi Arabia". "We believe Israel is willing".

"I think it's a noble endeavor". "But it is kind of a dirty trick by the Saudi king. I think that creates a different dynamic".

The Israeli prime minister, acknowledging the change in Arab attitude towards the Jewish state, said he could see the possibility of reconciliation. "But I'm not very optimistic". And that will help reconciliation between Israel and the Palestinians.

As far as Israel-Palestinian issue is concerned it got passing references in the speeches of Trump and Israeli leaders. After meetings with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, the president has been pushing the prospect of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Israel occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1967 in moves never recognised by the global community.

It said it would also ease restrictions on Palestinian construction in areas where it retains overall control at places that abut Palestinian urban areas.

It passed through an Israeli checkpoint and a network of concrete blastwalls that separate the occupied territory from Israel.

In the Gaza Strip, some Palestinians trampled photos of the U.S. leader and even burnt an effigy of Trump.

Netanyahu must deal with opposition from rightist elements within his coalition who oppose any steps towards a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict.

He has taken a softer position on the contentious issue of Israeli settlements, suggesting that their expansion rather than their presence might hamper the search for peace.

And while Netanyahu in the past has expressed support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, he has been vague about this goal since Trump gained power. "That's not going to happen", Rubio said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.