recorderjournal.com

World

Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia

Share

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. "So you have another story wrong", he said. It's also worth pointing out that neither the US or Israeli governments have officially confirmed that Israel was the source, something Trump didn't bother to mention. Netanyahu said the Israeli people "applaud" the US president for making the trip.

Trump himself quelled the frenzy, extending his hands to to quiet the shouting and declaring, twice, that he didn't mention Israel in his conversation with the Russians.

Yair: "They were doing satires on me when I was three years old".

In fact, Netanyahu ensured Trump would feel welcome: Haaretz reported that, after many Israeli government ministers refused to go to Trump's arrival reception, the Prime Minister made their attendance mandatory.

On "Outnumbered" today, McCain said Trump is clearly backing our closest ally in the Middle East, something she did not see from former President Barack Obama.

Trump's first stop will be the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected.

In Israel on the second leg of his first overseas trip since entering office, Trump is to hold talks separately with Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a stopover lasting barely 28 hours.

US President Donald Trump gestures during his meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem May 22, 2017.

As President Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding USA policy by declaring the wall's location to be Israel, versus Jerusalem.

Hadassah's Ein Kerem campus is considered a rare model of co-existence in deeply divided Jerusalem, with a mixed Jewish-Arab medical team working together to treat the city's wounded and infirm.

"I think in large measure the president is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact a peace process", he said on "Meet the Press". He didn't elaborate on the more delicate question: whether the administration would change USA policy over the status of Jerusalem. Palestinians and most of the worldwide community consider East Jerusalem, which contains the Old City, as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

USA officials said the information originated from Israel. Education Minister Naftali Bennett, head of the nationalist Jewish Home party, was among the first ministers to shake hands with Trump, and took the opportunity to insist the United States recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Share