Israelis and Palestinans are ready 'to reach for peace'

"I also look forward to working closely with you to advance peace in our region, because you have noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning former enemies into partners", Netanyahu said. After years of butting heads with Trump's predecessor, Netanyahu celebrated a new American president's arrival as a moment of hope in the stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinians.

Abbas also spoke about the peace process.

Trump told him his administration believes that 'peace is possible if we put aside the pain and disagreements of the past and commit together to finally resolving this crisis, which has dragged on for almost half a century or more'.

"Palestinian people want peace; Israeli people want peace".

He says "that would be an awesome accomplishment".

Trump declared that both the Israeli and Palestinian leaders were ready for peace, and that "with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal".

He will travel to Rome later on Tuesday ahead of a meeting with Pope Francis.

As things stand now, though, Rubio said he does not believe the conditions for the "sort of peace we all desire" exist. He says that "our main problem is with the occupation and settlements".

Mahmoud Abbas stated that he hopes Israel will comply with the fair demands of human rights that several hundreds of Palestinian hunger strikers seek. It has not been reported that Trump told the Russians that Israel was the source of the intelligence, just that he shared the information with the Russians.

The visit is part of a carefully constructed theme of Trump's first foreign trip as president.

Earlier, Greater Manchester police said they are treating the bombing as a "terrorist incident until police know otherwise".

He was expected to comment on the bomb blast at a concert in the British city of Manchester on Monday night that killed 22 people. 'Because, if the attacker had been Palestinian, and the victims had been Israeli children, the suicide bomber's family would have received a stipend from the Palestinian Authority.

"This wicked ideology must be obliterated - and I mean completely obliterated - and the innocent life must be protected, all innocent lives".

He 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.

United States reviews Iran nuclear programme, implements missile sanctions
Iranian's are fiercely divided over whether the nuclear deal with the West was a good idea. Qasemi, said Iran's ballistic missile program was not a breach of the nuclear deal.

Trump added that dealmaking "is what I do". "Under my administration, you see the difference - big, big lovely difference - including the Iron Dome missile defense program, which has been keeping the Israeli people safe from short-range rockets launched by Hezbollah and Hamas, and David's Sling, which guards against long range missiles".

U.S. President Donald Trump is on a quest for 'the ultimate deal'.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu offered Trump a reality check.

Trump has sent mixed signals about how he will approach the conflict. The site is controversial for its capture, and subsequent annexation, by Israel from Jordan in 1967. More than a decade ago, Israel built a separation barrier in the West Bank, saying it is a defense against Palestinian militants who carried out deadly attacks.

Dozens of Palestinians were injured while rallying across the West Bank on Monday in support of about 1,000 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli detention on hunger strike for more than a month.

Bethlehem is ringed by the barrier on three sides.

After Israel and the Palestinian territories, Trump will head to the Vatican along with Brussels and Italy for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 meetings.

The two leaders will meet in the West Bank.

Later Tuesday, Trump will visit the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem, where he will deliver a speech.

Tel Aviv: US President Donald Trump on Monday said that there is a "rare opportunity" to bring peace to the Middle East as he denounced Iran for supporting "terrorists" and vowed never to allow Tehran to acquire nuclear weapons. But obstacles have emerged that may complicate the relationship between the White House and the Israel.

CGTN's Stephanie Freid reports from Jerusalem, the second stop on the President's first overseas tour.

Trump visited the Western Wall in a private capacity and was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders. And he sent a signal of solidarity to an ally he's pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians.

This has brought praise for Trump from some rather unlikely corners. "Never mentioned the word 'Israel'". But Trump hasn't been accused of doing that.

But in the Gaza Strip, dozens of Palestinians rallied against Trump and burnt his picture and an effigy of him.

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