Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him
01:56, May 28, 2017
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed for elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past".
In a statement following the meeting, Trump addressed his meetings the previous day with Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, and said that there is growing realization that they share a "common cause with you" in their determination to defeat extremism and deter "the threat posed by Iran". He also visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, believed to be where Jesus was buried and resurrected.
Jon Alterman, a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said Iran's willingness to meddle in the Middle East also requires Trump to consider this: "How do you escape a dynamic whereby Iran keeps doing cheap, asymmetrical things that force you to do expensive things?" President Donald Trump is opening his first visit to Israel Monday, sayin.
"Palestinians, Abbas said, want to focus on building their institutions along with a "culture of peace and denouncing violence" while building bridges instead of walls".
The White House has said it doesn't expect any sort of breakthrough on the peace process on this trip. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley declared the site part of Israel, while US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday dodged the question. Wearing a black skull cap, he became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, the most holy site at which Jews can pray.
The visit raised questions about whether the US would indicate the site is Israeli territory.
Netanyahu said he hoped an Israeli prime minister could soon make the same flight. Trump approached alone and placed his hand on the stone.
He boldly stated that achieving peace is "something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years" in March during a meeting with Mr Abbas.
He said relations between the two countries will advance from a partnership to the "level of strengthening consultations, cooperation and coordination on all fronts".
The warming ties between Israel and US-aligned Arab regimes has come at the expense of solidarity with Palestinians. The next day, he is set to meet with Abbas in the West Bank and deliver a speech at the Israeli Museum. We believe you're willing.
Trump on Monday concluded his landmark visit to Saudi Arabia, which he chose for his first foreign trip since taking office in January, during which the allies announced arms deals and investments worth hundreds of billions of dollars.
That approach - and the diplomacy and nuclear accord it spawned - did little to endear Obama to leaders in Israel or Saudi Arabia. For this reason, USA officials refuse to say that the wall is part of Israel.Israel, which previously controlled west Jerusalem, claims all of the city as its eternal capital and this week is celebrating the 50th anniversary of what it calls the city's "unification". Does overtly siding with the Saudis over Iran mean the USA will automatically take the kingdom's side in proxy Sunni-Shia battles in the Middle East?
The Obama administration's nuclear negotiations further fueled Gulf nations' worries about Iran's regional intentions, especially as it backs Shiite militias fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and supports the government of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad. He's also backed away from his campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, bending to the same security risks as other presidents who have made that promise.
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In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei was up 0.2%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.3%, Shanghai Composite 0.12% in early deals. The S&P BSE mid-cap index fell 0.72 per cent while the small-cap index declined 0.88 per cent.
However, China had later removed the remarks of its envoy from the transcript of his speech posted on the Chinese Embassy website. I had the privilege of meeting with President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, and other world leaders and senior officials.
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