Trump Today: President makes bid to revive Mideast peace process

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Trump uses Israel visit to champion "ultimate deal" for peaceU.S. President Donald Trump is on a quest for 'the ultimate deal.' Trump has pledged to work with Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a peace agreement.

He visited the residence of the Israeli president, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall ahead of a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

Trump said that he will exert all possible efforts to achieve a peace deal between Palestinians and Israelis, stressing that "he is looking forward to working with President Abbas to support Palestinian economy".

"If President Trump can come home with that deal, he'll be able to say, 'I accomplished more in 130 days than the previous four presidents have accomplished, '" Dershowitz said. "I will call them, from now on, losers because that's what they are, they're losers, and we'll have more of them, but they're losers".

Before leaving for Bethlehem onboard Air Force One, President Donald Trump and his wife visited the Western Wall Heritage Foundation in Jerusalem and were gifted a book of Psalms by Director General Mordechai Elias and the Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovitch.

"I had a meeting this morning with president Abbas and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Mr Trump said.

Trump meets with Abbas in Bethlehem, says 'truly hopeful' for peace deal
President Trump stressed the deep and longstanding ties between the USA and Israel during a speech in Jerusalem Tuesday morning. Palestinians seek to make the eastern part of Jerusalem the capital of the independent state they hope to create.

He also pointed out that there are several hundred detainees in Israeli jails who are on an open ended hunger strike, and urged Israel to end their suffering.

"We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability to this region and to its people", Trump said.

Netanyahu nodded during the ovation and could be seen saying something to Trump. Mr Abbas said he welcomed the United States president's "noble and possible mission".

He also warned of the threat from Iran to global peace, a theme he spoke on earlier in Saudi Arabia.

Donald Trump made the short trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem to meet Mahmud Abbas, who hopes to convince the unpredictable USA president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state.

After his speech, Trump and his entourage will travel to Ben-Gurion Airport in order to depart from Israel.