US foreign policy after milking S Arabia of $480 bn: Zarif

President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit

President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit

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World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced the donation from both oil-rich Gulf states on Sunday, during a meeting between Ivanka Trump and a group of Saudi women, a member of the USA delegation said.

Trump's first stop was a meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. The US President called on the Middle-eastern countries to combat the crisis of Islamic extremism emanating from the region.

While hosting Abbas at the White House in March, Trump boldly stated that achieving peace is "something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years".

"However, the president should have demanded that Muslim leaders and religious leaders should likewise condemn and delegitimize these terrorist groups by name".

Given the competing claims, the USA says the city's fate must be worked out through negotiations and like most countries, it maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem.

Friedman attended a celebration Sunday with Netanyahu of Israel's capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war, days after the White House declined to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the area.

It was not immediately clear how Trump responded to Bennett. Trump himself never commented.

"Because if you look at all their government is in Jerusalem", she said. He says, "there is no other way".

"Trump, in his address at the Riyadh Summit, repeatedly slammed Iran claiming that it funds arms, trains militias that spread destruction and chaos" and pointed to Iran's support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad as he committed "unspeakable crimes".

Netanyahu said he hoped an Israeli prime minister could soon make the same flight. "The president should have insisted that Muslim leaders end the use of the problematic textbooks throughout the Muslim world promoting Islamist extremism and violence and urge that they examine why terrorism emanates from some Muslim societies", he said.

"We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people", Trump said upon his arrival in Tel Aviv.

First lady Melania Trump and the oldest child of President Donald Trump, Ivanka, on Sunday created controversy in the U.S. when they refused to wear headscarves in Saudi Arabia.

Trump mentioned India in the list of nations that had been victims of terrorism. The Trump administration rejected a request from the Palestinians to push for an Israeli settlement freeze, but promised to sort out the issue during peace negotiations, according to the official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the private meeting and spoke on condition of anonymity.

From Israel, Trump was heading to Italy for an audience with Pope Francis.

Walking along a red carpet before the national anthems were played, Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, "What is the protocol?"

Introducing Trump, Saudi King Salman called Iran "the spearhead of global terrorism".

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Monday that he saw signs that Saudi Arabia continues "liberalizing their society" and relaxing some of the restrictions on women under the strict interpretation of Islamic law that rules the kingdom. For this reason, US officials refuse to say that the wall is part of Israel. The agreement is worth $350 billion over 10 years, and $110 billion that will take effect immediately.

President Donald Trump is opening his first visit to Israel as president. He toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb.

Meanwhile, Palestinian activists are calling for a "Day of Rage" when Trump visits the West Bank on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. He'll close his trip with summit meetings in Brussels and Sicily.

The president is set to land at Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday for a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

A senior White House official told CNN that the change in wording was due to Trump being "just an exhausted guy".

Trump's trip will also take him to the Vatican, Brussels and Sicily.

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