Donald Trump arrives in Israel, expected to push for peace

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Trump, fresh off two days in Saudi Arabia, will journey to Jerusalem on Monday and his stay will include separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. When Trump landed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a tweet acknowledging he hopes someone in his position might make the reverse trip one day. "So you have another story wrong", he said.

A handful of senior officials on the Israeli and Palestinian sides confirmed they had met with Kushner, but just as quickly underlined that they had nothing to say about what was discussed. Never mentioned the word Israel.” News accounts of the White House conversation said that Trump had mentioned enough information that Russian Federation would be able to figure out the source for the covert information, which later was revealed as coming from Israel.

Netanyahu said that U.S.

Under pressure from his political right, Netanyahu has insisted he is applying similar pressure.

In the four months since President Donald Trump took office and gave his 36-year-old son-in-law the job of forging peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Kushner has kept his plans under wraps for a conflict that is almost twice as old as he is.

President Trump arrived in this eternal and divided city Monday in search of what he has called "the ultimate deal" - an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement that would finally end decades of failed and frustrating diplomacy.

Trump added that he had detected, too, "a growing realisation among your Arab neighbours that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran".

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"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.

Trump's visit to the wall comes after U.S. officials meeting with their Israeli counterparts to arrange Trump's visit sparked off a controversy by contending that the Western Wall was part of the West Bank - which is not USA policy.

Mr Trump arrives in Israel from a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, where he called upon Middle Eastern leaders to combat a "crisis of Islamic extremism" originating from the region.

There has been some consternation in Israel in the run-up to Mr Trump's trip over remarks made by administration officials. Last week he went as far as to release minutes from his February meeting at the White House that he claimed proved as much.

JERUSALEM — U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Monday visited a leading Israeli hospital that is also known as a center of coexistence between Arabs and Jews. President Trump said a few words of prayers and then slipped a note between the Holy stones. He toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb. But in preparations for the planned visit, a junior US official commented to Israelis that the Jewish holy site is "not your territory". The Israeli leader said his country shares the same commitment to peace and has its hand "extended in peace to all our neighbors, including the Palestinians".

"We must be resolute in condemning such acts in a single unified voice", Trump said, seeming to allude to criticism from Israel that Palestinians are too hesitant to condemn attacks initially. After 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".

"I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all, but I have a feeling we're going to get there eventually", Trump said. "We believe Israel is willing".

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