Published: Thu, May 25, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump's speech from Jerusalem

Trump's speech from Jerusalem

Speaking from Bethlehem where he met with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, US President Donald Trump said "we must obliterate the terrorists'ideology as he commented the news of a terrorist attack in Manchester".

"The Palestinians are ready to reach for peace".

Kushner, who along with worldwide negotiations envoy Greenblatt has been tasked by Trump with relaunching the peace process, reportedly told Herzog: "We are planning to move fast in starting a diplomatic process in order to reach a deal".

Trump, meanwhile, told Herzog, the Zionist Union leader: "I am serious about a deal and I am determined". Apparently, he is not for the idea of their expansion citing they are likely to hinder the search for peace.

A scandal-plagued member of parliament from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud party, Oren Hazan, managed to gain access to the red carpet and greet Trump upon his arrival.

Abbas said Palestinians "are committed to working with [Trump] to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel", adding that the "main problem is with the occupation and settlements".

"He's looking for a kind of outside-in approach, first peace between Israel and Sunni Arab states, who have a common enemy in Iran, and that regional peace leading to Israeli-Palestinian peace".

If Israel and the Palestinians can forge an agreement, it can "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East", Trump said.

Trump had promised during his campaign that he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which now the USA and most of the worldwide community does not, and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Trump said its important to remember the victims of the Holocaust to "prevent this agony from ever repeating".

"Making peace, however will not be easy, we all know that".

"A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not of building bridges is not a Christian", the pope said in February 2016.

Unlike Trump, Abbas sounded explicit in his support for a two-state solution and an end to Israeli military rule over the Palestinian territories.

So Trump's denial that he mentioned Israel, which was not even alleged in the Washington Post article, stirred much bemusement on social media.

"When Trump was elected, the settlers here celebrated and were sure they were going for annexation". An opportunity to seize.

He said they killed "so many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives".

"The ties of the Jewish people to this holy land are ancient and eternal".

"On behalf of the United States, we pledge to stand by you, so that we can defeat terrorism and bring security and safety to our children", he said.

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