Trump's Israel trip sparks 'revival of encouragement'

A still image taken from video shows Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev presenting to U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania a token of remembrance an exact replica of the original Holocaust-era personal album that belonged to Ester Goldstein

The United States' top envoy added that Trump had "made the point several times: we solve the Israeli-Palestinian peace dilemma, we start solving a lot of the peace throughout the Middle East region".

Khalidi's denial of a new regional peace initiative comes after President Donald Trump's trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories earlier this week.

"Three days ago, the U.S. added another $75 million to the aid package for the missile defence programme", Netanyahu said at a memorial ceremony for Israel's dead in the 1967 Six-Day War.

Bethlehem - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his call for the establishment of a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital during his 45-minute encounter with his American counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday. He noted that Washington still depends on Iran for cooperation in Iraq against I.S. and in Afghanistan against the Taliban, and Trump has "shown caution so far".

That is why Trump was silent on Jerusalem, on a Palestinian state, the "occupation".

Abbas reportedly told Trump during their meeting on May 23 that he is willing to begin peace negotiations with Israel right away.

However, days of a meet-and-greet trip can not resolve decades-long conflicts between Israel and the Arab world, nor deter Iran by trying to form a coalition that is more likely in theory.

Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas) said President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush "committed" to moving the embassy but did not follow through with the 1995 law requiring the relocation. Still, the obstacles standing in the way of the deal that Trump says he seeks are nearly all to be found in the domestic political arenas in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

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Palestinians held angry protests against the visit in both West Bank and Gaza, according to a BBC report. Cohn stressed Friday that the president was simply being critical of the USA trade deal with Germany.

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Trump has been accused of not doing enough to fight anti-Semitism in the United States and of surrounding himself with advisers suspected being insensitive to Jewish concerns, if not of harboring anti-Jewish sentiments. Speaking in Jerusalem, the USA leader offered no specifics but said he was "personally committed" to helping to resolve the decades-old conflict.

"His views are evolving, he came here to learn and get smarter", said Gary Cohn, national economic council director, when asked about the president's views on the climate agreement.

U.S. President Donald Trump's emphatic embrace of Sunni Arab regimes and his vilification of Iran mark a stark departure from the vision of his predecessor Barack Obama in the volatile region, analysts say.

The Palestinian press was equally skeptical, especially about Netanyahu's comments to Trump that "Israel also shares the commitment to peace that you expressed".

As a leader of the program that targets the 25-40 age group, Kelman believes it's extremely important that the younger generation sees Israel during such a meaningful occasion. In recent years, such offers were extended to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 2000 at Camp David, 2001 at Taba and 2008 after the Annapolis Conference.

The smaller moments of the president's trip were endlessly dissected as well, from first lady Melania Trump's apparent reluctance to hold her husband's hand on occasion to his shoving aside of Montenegro's prime minister to get to the front of a pack of leaders at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation photo opportunity.

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