Wednesday, May 3, 2017

President Trump Meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas At The White House

Washington Post: Trump expresses confidence in chances of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal but says U.S. can’t force it

President Trump on Wednesday expressed confidence that he can help the Israelis and the Palestinians negotiate a peace agreement, declaring as he stood next to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House that “we will get this done.”

But despite expressing optimism in the face of the long odds and an increasingly fraught relationship between the two Middle East players, Trump also warned that “there can be no lasting peace unless the Palestinian leaders speak in a unified voice” and renounce violence and hate — a reference to the split between the Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank, and the militant Hamas group, which controls the Gaza Strip.

Trump also cast the United States in a more intermediary role.

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More News On U.S. President Trump Meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas At The White House

Hosting Palestinian Leader, Trump Promises Middle East Peace -- New York Times
Trump vows to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace, offers no new policies -- Reuters
Trump on Mideast peace: 'We will get it done' -- AP
Trump on Middle East peace: 'We will get it done' -- AFP
Trump tells Abbas 'very good chance' of Mid-East peace deal -- BBC
Mahmoud Abbas meets Donald Trump in key US visit -- Al Jazeera
Trump vows to work as 'mediator' for Israeli-Palestinian peace -- CNN
Trump Meets Palestinian Leader Abbas and Wants Mideast Peace Deal -- NBC
Trump meets with Abbas, vows to 'get it done' on peace deal -- FOX News
Meeting Palestinian leader Abbas, Trump hopes for 'terrific' peace deal in Middle East -- USA Today
Trump promises big on Middle East peace: 'We will get this done' -- Politico

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