Uniquely Qualified for an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal?


"I didn't expect a lot, and not a lot happened; when it comes to Trump, I'm pretty timid", said Amnon Ramon, a senior researcher with the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research.

The Israeli Ambassador to the United States couldn't contain himself after President Donald Trump implied Israel is not located in the Middle East, putting his head in his hands in disbelief at the statement.

East Jerusalem, where the most important Muslim, Christian, and Jewish religious sites are located, is considered occupied Palestinian territory under global law.

The president has been trying to calibrate his expectations for peace.

JOHN YANG: On the last day of his Israel stop, Mr. Trump visited Yad Vashem, the nation's Holocaust memorial.

As always, Greenblatt will likely be closely accompanied and advised by his new friend MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Camps), who has been guiding the Trump emissary through the labyrinth of Israeli and PA politics. Trump said he was committed to ensuring peace with Palestinians, without offering much detail.

Both sides are wary of being accused of resisting Trump's peace efforts or being cast as obstructing the resumption of talks.

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Pastor, Bible teacher, author, syndicated TV and radio host, Dr. David Jeremiah, declared the visits "laid the groundwork for a broad and unified coalition throughout the Middle East". In public remarks in the West Bank town of Bethlehem and in Jerusalem, Trump avoided mention of a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict, and made no references to controversial Jewish settlements or to recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But Trump has shown little capacity for the kind of long-term, sustained attention that allows Israelis and Palestinians to abdicate their leadership.

Apart from the economic side and the Israeli-Palestinian issue, his trip was important as it categorically indicated that the new US president aims to isolate Iran, which has reelected President Hassan Rouhani and showed eagerness towards reforms and avoid worldwide sanctions.

"I talk every place about how great she is and how great you are", Sara told him, according to The Daily Caller.

Meanwhile, Israeli army officers have explained why they tacitly support Islamic State, the group that claimed responsibility for the bombing. "We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom".

The Prime Minister's Office said in response: "We deny the report". It questioned how the USA commitment to maintain Israel's qualitative military edge would be impacted by the sale. He declined to reiterate stated USA -policy on a two-state construct for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, nor did he repeat his earlier calls to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to slow Israeli settlement building in disputed areas of the West Bank.

Concerned that Trump is not as anxious to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem as he was during multiple speeches on the campaign trail, many advocates for Israel have pointed to the law to move the process forward.