"And we would like to reassert our willingness to continue to work with you as partners in fighting terrorism in our region and in the world". "And if you both are willing, we're going to make a deal".

Standing alongside Trump, Abbas, 82, and in the 12th year of his original five-year term, said he was determined to deliver an agreement for all Palestinians, although he did not provide any substance on how such an objective could be achieved. "King Salman feels very strongly, and I can tell you would love to see peace between Israel and the Palestinians". "Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace".

A deal between the Israelis and Palestinians would be the start of peace throughout the Middle East, said US President Donald Trump in a visit on Tuesday to the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

After Israel and the Palestinian territories, Trump will head to the Vatican, and to Brussels and Italy for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 meetings.

"Once again we reassert to you our positions", Abbas said elaborating, "accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967, a state of Palestine with a capital in East Jerusalem alongside Israel and resolving longstanding issues based on worldwide law and agreements in accordance with Arab peace initiative". We all know that. He says Israel already has some limited partnerships with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States in the field of intelligence, although officially they have no diplomatic relations.

"The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never ever - and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias", Trump said in remarks at President Reuven Rivlin's residence here yesterday.

Trump spoke Tuesday after a meeting in Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD' ah-BAHS'). That's despite Trump's campaign rhetoric, which signaled he would embolden right-wing forces in Israel.

"Our Palestinian people's attainment of their freedom and independence is key to peace and stability in the world", Abbas said. "There is a moment to seize".

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Allowing them to do so could have led to accusations that Washington was implicitly recognising Israel's unilateral claim of sovereignty over the site, which would break with years of United States and global precedent.

On Monday, he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, and departed for Rome on Tuesday afternoon. You are a true friend of Israel, and of the Jewish people. "They date back thousands of years", Trump said.

Mr Trump later visited Israel's national Holocaust memorial, the Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem.

Trump has yet to clarity if he still supports a two-state solution, whether he remains opposed to Israeli settlements or if he has nixed his controversial plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem.

"Conflict can not continue forever".

"Conflict can not continue forever", he said. "Change must come from within - it can only come from within".

Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the US and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran.

A who's who of conservative supporters attended the speech in Israel, with GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee among the crowd.


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