U.S. boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu

Trump meets Palestine President, urges resumption of peace talks

In contrast, Husam Zomlot, Palestinian ambassador to the United States and a key Abbas ally, said he did not see Trump's comments as a U.S. policy shift. He left some allies, already nervous about Russia's saber-rattling and Trump's public affection for Russian President Vladimir Putin, further flummoxed when he ended his remarks without making an explicit statement of support for Article 5, the common defense clause that underpins the 68-year-old military alliance.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Both sides will face tough decisions.

Beigelman wasn't sure about Trump's chances of achieving peace in the area, but was hopeful with Trump's approach to the region.

Daniel Shapiro, a former US ambassador to Israel, said that while Trump might have appeared warm in public, in private he probably made some hard asks of both sides.

"No matter where we go we see the signs of Iran in the Middle East", Trump said.

The visit raised questions about whether the USA would indicate the site is Israeli territory.

The media mostly missed it (or chose to ignore it as a piece of meaningless rhetoric), but Donald Trump proclaimed a new doctrine in his speech to the assembled leaders of the Muslim world in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

Haaretz buries its coverage of Jerusalem Day on page 6, where it notes the scuffles between police and Palestinians joined by American-Jewish peace activists protesting against the annual "flag dance".

In September 2016, Israel inked a landmark deal with the U.S., who agreed to transfer $38 billion to Israel until 2028. "We're in a new era", he said. The agreement also included more coordination between Arab nations and the United States, as well as patrol boats. The latest round of peace talks in 2014, involving then-President Barack Obama and John Kerry, his secretary of state, failed to reach a deal.

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Under a 2016 agreement, Washington already bankrolls its Israeli ally's military spending to the tune of $3.8 billion annually over 10 years, making the Jewish state the top recipient of USA assistance.

Trump's two-day visit came immediately before the Israeli holiday of Jerusalem Day, which this year marked the 50th anniversary of Israel's reunification of the holy city during the Six Day War.

Nachman Shai, a Zionist Union politician and chair of the Knesset's Lobby for US-Israel Relations, was upbeat when talking to The AJN during the trip.

Trump was "very forceful" in his discussions with the two leaders, and "everyone has to compromise", Tillerson said.

The Middle East is a complicated chessboard of players.

He added, "And Iran's leaders routinely call for Israel's destruction ..."

Iran, like most large countries, has many conflicting political trends, and with careful selection and enough ill-will you can find enough extreme and ignorant comments to demonise the country. Iran's support involves weapons and training. The U.S. inked a $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia and unveiled numerous business commitments in the region, though the White House never provided specific details about the scope of the agreements.

But it's what he didn't do or say that made his visit a success: He did not discuss politics. Hundreds of police were deployed in the city to prevent clashes. The rebels, like Saudi Arabia, are mostly Sunni, and are supported by the US and Sunnis in the Arab world.

Nevertheless, Trump managed to do plenty of things during his visit.



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