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President Trump Prepares to Visit Israel

22 Mai 2017

But the more interesting aspect is the way in which this will wreak havoc internally, as there is a clear divide between Trump officials who think that the Western Wall is in Israel and Trump officials who think it is not.

Kushner and Greenblatt were to accompany Trump on his two-day visit, set to begin Monday and include separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. "It's part of the west Bank". This would cast in doubt any US help in shoring up Prime Minister Netanyahu's support for settlements.

He is expected to become the first sitting United States president to visit the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray and located in east Jerusalem, which Israel occupied in 1967 and later annexed.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley raised eyebrows this week when she declared that the Western Wall in Jerusalem is part of Israel and renewed the call made by Donald Trump during his presidential campaign previous year that the United States should move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The area is home to sensitive religious sites, including the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray. Officially, the United Nations, the United States and others consider the Old City and East Jerusalem occupied territory and do not recognize Israel's claim to sovereignty over it. He needs the support of the Israeli right-wing settlers to remain in office.

She said the Arab world could take steps toward Israel in exchange for Israeli gestures toward the Palestinians.

The Palestinians are taking seriously Donald Trump's efforts to help resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict, a minister said Thursday, ahead of the US president's visit to the West Bank next week. White House advisers have downplayed the prospects of a breakthrough on the jumpstarting the Middle East peace process during the president's trip.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has some words of advice for President Donald Trump as the incumbent embarks on his first overseas trip. He has since backed off any impending move over fears it would cause controversy and hinder peace talks with Palestine. They also have added fuel to concerns about Trump walking back campaign promises to bolster the Jewish state. Trump will be testing the waters for jumpstarting the dormant Middle East peace process, though White House officials have tamped down prospects for a breakthrough on the trip.

No country in the world has its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem since the status of the city remains disputed in the eyes of the global community. UNESCO member states have shamefully accepted the con and joined in Palestinian historical revisionism.

It also didn't help when Trump last week shared classified material about Islamic State group militants with Russian diplomats.

The deal came at the start of Trump's eight-day foreign tour that will also take him to Jerusalem, the Vatican and meetings with leaders in Europe.

And now, the president has signed a staggeringly large series of economic deals with Saudi Arabia - worth in excess of $380 billion over the next 10 years, with nearly a third of that sum, over $110 billion, comprising arms sales.

President Trump Prepares to Visit Israel