Trump tweets after Middle East trip: 'Trying hard for PEACE'

  • Trump tweets after Middle East trip: 'Trying hard for PEACE'

Trump tweets after Middle East trip: 'Trying hard for PEACE'

The President reinforced the message when he went on to have a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The president spoke about signs he's sees that both sides are serious about wanting peace between their peoples.

"In my meeting with my very good friend Benjamin, I can tell you also, that he is reaching for peace".

Speaking with CNN before Trump's speech, Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog also said he sensed a change in the region amid efforts by Trump and his team of negotiators to shake up the status quo in the peace process.

U.S. President Donald Trump strove to warm ties with the Middle East during his first overseas trip since taking office, but the lack of detail in his plans for peace have left some wondering whether he would only add to turmoil in the region.

"So many young handsome innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life".

However he did not mention what has always been the goal of USA diplomacy in the region - a two-state solution to the conflict: Israel and a Palestinian state.

From Israel, Trump headed to Italy for an audience with Pope Francis.

Naftali Bennett, leader of the rightist Jewish Home party, a key member of Netanyahu's governing coalition, summed up the prevailing mood among officials in the wake of Trump's visit.

Trump provided few specifics about how a deal might be achieved in a peace process that has been stalled for years. But he avoided any mention of a Palestinian state and did not address a campaign promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, something Netanyahu yearns for.

Trump was set to leave later Tuesday afternoon on his way to the Vatican.

Abbas was keen to "keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbors". The president and Mr Kushner visited one side, while the first daughter and first lady visited a portion of the site reserved for women.

He said that while Abbas condemned Monday's attack in Manchester, "if [the attacker] had been Palestinian, the murderer's family would have gotten a payment".

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the attack, although authorities said they had yet to uncover any connections between suspected suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, and any wider terrorist organization. Melania has stayed in New York City, saying she must care for their son Barron, while Trump is in the White House.

"Trump didn't speak of their right to self-determination. he didn't speak of the two state solution ... and they will probably be disappointed that Trump did not say what his plans were or his vision was", Abdel-Hamid said.

Trump's visit to Jerusalem has been laden with religious symbolism.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is believed to be the place where Jesus' body was laid after He was crucified.

"As we prepare to mark 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem, President Trump stood in the historic capital of Israel today and made clear to the world that the United States recognizes the Jewish people's ancient and eternal ties to this holy land".

Today's tragic events raised the question why?