Trump promised to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem while campaigning for president a year ago. "Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name 'Israel.' Never mentioned it during that conversation".
"Never before has the first foreign trip of a president of the United States included a trip to Israel". Trump's impromptu statement Monday seemed to accidentally confirm where that intelligence came from. -Israeli intelligence cooperation is "terrific". Any leader would face an enormous challenge in seeking to bring the Israelis and Palestinians together for meaningful talks, and Trump's inexperience and domestic political struggles will only add to it.
Still, the latest iteration of the Russian Federation scandal didn't hog the headlines of Trump's Jerusalem visit.
Making history, he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in the disputed city, placing his hand on one of the most sacred sites in Judaism.
President Donald Trump at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017.
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Trump told NBC's Lester Holt in an interview that he was thinking "of the Russian Federation thing" when he dismissed Comey. Mr Trump acknowledged, in an NBC News interview, that he had chose to fire Mr Comey before reading Mr Rosenstein's memo.
Revivi says he hopes it means the USA has "moved on from this failed policy and will now work together to build true and lasting peace from the ground up".
The US president was briefed about the significance of the site by Mordechai Eliav, the director-general of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
I want you to know how much we appreciate your bold decision to act against the use of chemical weapons in Syria. She also said that the Western Wall is part of Israel.
Trump has said he wants to broker a deal that has proven elusive for the past two decades.
When he met Abbas earlier this month in Washington, he stopped shortly of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, a long-standing foundation of US policy. He'll then head to Rome ahead of his meeting Wednesday at the Vatican with Pope Francis.
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The walled Old City lies in East Jerusalem , which was captured by Israel from Jordan in the Six-Day War 50 years ago. President Donald Trump arrived in Israel Monday morning to begin the second phase of his first foreign world trip.
White House officials began wavering when questioned about the proposed embassy move, and this past weekend, Trump sealed a 10-year, $350 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states-solidifying America's relationship with the world's largest energy producer, but simultaneously stoking Israeli fears of the move threatening the Jewish state's qualitative military edge in the region. "You have a divided, weak Palestinian movement, which is not clearly in a position to make concessions that would move this process further any more than Israel is". "These are highly nuanced issues". A close look finds that it's actually been a 'war process, ' degrading Palestinian-Israel relations and harming a staunch USA ally. At an airport greeting ceremony, Israeli Cabinet Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the religious nationalist Jewish Home Party, asked Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. His visit to Saudi Arabia and speech to leaders from over 50 majority-Muslim countries is reflective of that.
Trump's visit is part of his first trip overseas as president and follows an initial stop in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Islamic leaders to confront extremism while also criticizing Iran. Speaking with Netanyahu at a later news conference about a Mideast peace deal, Trump said, "I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all". Still, no publication pointed fingers at President Trump for mentioning "Israel".
"That Israelis now believe that they've got a president and a White House who really "get it" when it comes to the main threats facing the Jewish State is a matter of huge relief", he said.
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The Post, citing current and former officials, said Coats and NSA Director Mike Rogers refused Trump's request. The FBI is also conducting a counterintelligence investigation into Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.