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Trump, Abbas say peace deal with Israel is possible

Trump, Abbas say peace deal with Israel is possible

Thank you for such a wonderful and unforgettable visit, Prime Minister @Netanyahu and @PresidentRuvi.

"We just got back from the Middle East, we just got back from Saudi Arabia", Trump said.

US President Donald Trump has wrapped up a two-day visit to Israel and the Occupied Territories where he met Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

"Our Palestinian people's attainment of their freedom and independence is key to peace and stability in the world", said the 82-year-old Mr. Abbas, whose popularity among Palestinians has been declining.

Trump had arrived in Bethlehem by motorcade, crossing a checkpoint at Israel's controversial separation wall, and was greeted by Abbas and other dignitaries outside the city's presidential palace. The Trump Administration is said to be trying to put together a "common set of principles" from which everyone can negotiate.

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.

"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. The area, captured by Israel in 1967, is not sovereign Israeli territory and Palestinians there are not Israeli citizens and do not have the right to vote.




Rubio also said that if reports that Trump asked two of the government's top intelligence chiefs to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election are true, that could impact the future relationship between the White House and the intelligence community. So en route to Israel, Tillerson evaded questions about whether the Western Wall is part of the Jewish state.It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the global community and claims the entire city as its capital.

"It's between us and occupation", Abbas said.

Trump landed in Tel Aviv earlier today where he was received a warm welcome from Netanyahu.

"President Trump's message was heard from the outset".

Abbas said the Palestinians "are committed to working with [Trump] to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel". The US leader already visited Israel, Saudi Arabia and is heading next to Italy, Belgium and the Vatican.

"I will call them, from now on, losers, because that's what they are", Trump said.

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