President trump, on the second stop of his first trip abroad as commander-in-chief, welcomed the Israeli leadership in Jerusalem on Monday with the hope that the say the basis for a peace agreement with the Palestinians – that a “rare opportunity” out there and the threat posed by Iran will get the Arab neighbours together on this goal.
“There is a growing awareness among their Arab neighbors, that they Trump said common cause with them in the threat posed by Iran,” to speak next to the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin.
He said “it is a great feeling for the peace in the entire Middle East,” and suggested that a possible warming from other countries to Israel, a “use” for the long-running tensions with Iran could.
“It brought together a lot of people,” Trump said.
Trump arrived in Israel after a weekend a trip through Saudi Arabia, Iran’s main rival in the region. The Iranian threat is a chief theme of the US President, his designs, how he’s trying to reassure middle East allies, and bring them together on common goals.
Trump explicitly said on Monday that Saudi-love king Salman would “peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.”
“We have a rare opportunity to bring stability and peace in the region and defeat terrorism and create a peaceful future,” Trump said, to talk of Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on arrival. “We can go there only by work – there is no other way.”
Trump’s comments came after Netanyahu expressed his willingness for peace with the Palestinians.
“Israel shares a commitment to peace – with Egypt and Jordan,” he said. “Peace, we’re looking for is durable, in which the Jewish state is recognized, the security will remain in Israel, the hands and the conflicts once and for all.”
On Tuesday, the Trump of the Palestinian authority Mahmoud Abbas meeting with the President. After hosting Abbas at the White house in March, Trump, declared boldly that the achievement of peace, “something that I think is, frankly, maybe so difficult as the people have thought over the years.”
“But we have to be willing the two parties,” he continued. “We believe that Israel is willing to. We believe that you are ready. And if both of you are ready, we will make a deal.”
White house aides have tried to downplay expectations for significant progress on the peace process, to stop while trump, casting it as more symbolic than substantive.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.