Trump vows to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace, offers no new policies

Source: Reuters

By Jeff Mason and Matt Spetalnick | WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to do “whatever is necessary” to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians as he hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, but gave no sign of how he could revive long-stalled negotiations.

In their first meeting, Trump pressed Abbas to do more to stop “incitement to violence” against Israelis and, according to the White House, urged him in private to halt payments to families of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, a demand long pressed by Israel.

Even as Trump boldly predicted he would achieve peace where other presidents had failed, he stopped short of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, a long-standing foundation of U.S. policy. Some Palestinians said they were disappointed by the omission.

Despite what many experts see as a long-shot bid, Trump told Abbas: “I will do whatever is necessary. … I would love to be a mediator or an arbitrator or a facilitator, and we will get this done.”

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  1. Pres Trump fits the arbitration need for peace in Israel. It needs to fulfill what God in Scripture says is
    necessary. Trump requires that both sides be reasonable.

    1. Israel wants desperately needs to rebuild the Temple where the Muslim mosque stands. creation of 2. The PLO desperately wants a separate nation status for Palestine.
    Pres Trump could negotiate the deal between the two entities. I thought that Pres. Obama was the
    appropriate person to accomplish it but now Trump seems to have the clout to bring this about if he
    can know about it.
    One aspect of importance for the Israelis is reinstatement of animal sacrifices to begin at the completion of the temple. It must be temporary (7 year) covenant per Scripture because of the objection of Animal Welfare Institute and other animal rights groups against cruelty to animals.

    How or who can we get to give this information for consideration to President Trump”

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