Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

On Tuesday, Trump made a short short trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem Tuesday to meet Abbas, who hopes to convince the unpredictable U.S. president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state.

Trump delivered those remarks in a speech at the Israel Museum following his meetings on Monday and Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Trump asserted that both Israel and the Palestinians are ready to pursue a peace agreement and reiterated his "personal commitment" to helping them achieve that goal.

During meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, Trump focused attention on the threat from Iran but also talked about the opportunities for peace in the region and how Saudi Arabia and other Arab states were shifting their stance, potentially opening a window for a peace agreement.

They say the attacker, identified as a West Bank resident, was shot and wounded.

"Hope you know what we think of you, Mister President", it said. "The problem is with the occupation and settlements, as well as the non-recognition of the state of Palestine". Such coordination is controversial among Palestinians who see it as protecting Israelis at Palestinians' expense.

During his talk, Abbas talked about easing the conditions for the PA's terrorists being held in Israeli jails, some of whom are now holding hunger strikes so they can get more cable TV channels and earn college degrees.

"The Palestinians are ready to reach for peace. He wants peace", Trump said. Such relentless state violence reflects the continuing Nakba, Israel's 69-year-old ethnic cleansing campaign against the Palestinian people.

Later during the day, Trump returned to Jerusalem to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial where a ceremony took place in the Hall of Remembrance to commemorate the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Mick Mulvaney, Trump's top budget official, said for the first time the budget looks at spending from the point of view of the taxpayers, rather than the people who get government help.

Donald Trump was forced into taking an awkward selfie with one of Israel's most controversial politicians as he touched down in Tel Aviv.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had also approved their participation in person.

Mr. Trump also reaffirmed the USA alliance with Israel, a relationship strained during the Obama administration.

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