US President Donald Trump is meeting the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, on the final day of his visit to the Middle East. Israel and the Palestinians have not held advise talks for more than three years and Mr Trump certified it was “one of the toughest deals of all”.
But in both the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinians held angry protests against the US president’s visit.
On Monday, Mr Trump back the strong bonds between the US and Israel.
Speaking about the assurance of a peace deal with the Palestinians, he said: “I’ve heard it’s one of the toughest deals of all.” But he added that he had a “feeling that we’re going to get there eventually”.
He said he hoped his meeting with Mr Abbas, in Bethlehem, could be “useful and fruitful”.
Later on Tuesday Mr Trump will return to Jerusalem to visit the Yad Yashem Holocaust borrow and make a speech at the Israel Museum.
The two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories forms part of Mr Trump’s first foreign trip as US president. So, just what did Trump’s note say?
“Iran will never have core weapons, that I can tell you,” Mr Trump told Mr Netanyahu.
In return, Mr Netanyahu extolled the US president’s leadership. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani played down Mr Trump’s strong approval of Iran at a bargaining in Saudi Arabia at the weekend, saying: “Who can say dialect authenticity can be restored without Iran?”
Have Trump’s domesticated troubles pursued him abroad? The president’s visit was overshadowed by political blight at home. Speaking to Mr Netanyahu on Monday, he sought to dispel suggestions that he had passed on adaptable Israeli intelligence to Russian diplomats at a current meeting, saying he had not mentioned the word “Israel” at the meeting.
Israel says ties with US unaffected What’s next on President Trump’s tour? He will travel to Rome later on Tuesday ahead of a meeting with Pope Francis. On Wednesday he will continue to Brussels to see Nato leaders. On Friday, he will return to Italy to meet other world leaders at a G7 bargaining in the Sicilian town of Taormina, where climate change is expected to be discussed.