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Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

But Miko Peled, activist and author of the book "The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine" told Radio Sputnik's Brian Becker that Trump's statements can instead be considered a "big victory" for Israel.

Palestinian Authority officials did not return JTA's request for comment.

Palestinians across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip staged protests for days during his visit, including most recently on Tuesday where they also called for solidarity with the thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails who have begun their sixth week of a hunger strike.

President Trump's visit to Israel May 22-23 included a stop at the Western Wall, the only portion still standing of the Jewish Temple depicted in Scripture. "I would like to reiterate, Your Excellency, Mr. President, our commitment to cooperate with you in order to make peace and forge a historic peace deal with the Israelis", Abbas told Trump after their meeting on Tuesday. Muslims historically have been divided mostly between the Shiites and the much larger sect of Sunnis.

Trump spoke to British Prime Minister Theresa May about the attack, the White House said, expressing condolences and assistance on behalf of the US. "Jerusalem, like all of Israel was deserted on the sidelines of Ottoman Empire until the Jewish state".

United States jets bomb Assad tank convoy advancing on coalition base in Syria
It's also not clear how many casualties the US airstrike caused, though the strike reportedly hit a tank and two earth movers . The Syrian Observervatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said eight fighters non-Syrian fighters were killed in the USA attack.

In what may concern peace advocates, he did not specifically mention the two-state solution, long the focus of global efforts and US Middle East diplomacy. "No declaration of two states".

"The president was very forceful in his encouragement to both of them to be serious about approaching these discussions in the future and recognize you have to compromise", Tillerson said in Rome, where he was accompanying Trump on his first overseas trip as president. Palestinians would have liked Trump to publicly back their aspiration to statehood.

This evening, he will address a Jerusalem Day ceremony at Jerusalem's Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva, where in March 2008, two Arab terrorists infiltrated the school and opened fire on students studying in the library, killing eight and wounding nine others.

Hasni Abidi, head of the Geneva-based Study and Research Centre for the Arab and Mediterranean World (CERNAM), also spoke of a "break in U.S. policy".

The 70-year-old American leader during his brief visit to the West Bank town of Bethlehem, which is under PA's control, also praised Abbas, who he said had "committed to taking firm but necessary steps to fight terrorism and confront its hateful ideology". They fear the more heavily-armed Iran on their northern border. Continued support of terrorism will continue to be a roadblock to a two-state solution. Israel and the Palestinians have not held peace talks for three years and Mr Trump acknowledges it would be "one of the toughest deals of all" to broker.

Swedish art gallery satire "The Square" wins Palme d'Or at Cannes
Similarly, Diane Kruger's first German-language production (Fatih Akin's In The Fade ) was deemed the Jury's Best Actress prize. Three female filmmakers have movies among the 19 in competition this year for Cannes' highest honour, the Palme d'Or .

"The real question is if there is something substantive happening behind closed doors".

In a meeting with over 50 Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia, Trump called for a NATO-like security alliance in the Middle East.

"The Palestinians are ready to reach for peace".

The phrase "evil losers" was Trump's own idea, a senior White House official said, adding he went over it with his team Tuesday morning at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem before delivering the speech.

Abbas has previously demanded a freeze on settlement construction before returning to the negotiating table.

High alert sounded in Pathankot
In January past year , seven jawans were killed and over 37 people were injured in a terror attack on Pathankot air base. Mobile tower batteries were recovered from those bags during a search operation by the police.


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