Top Palestinian Authority Official Denies Reports of Trump-Led Regional Peace Initiative

He stated that "King Salman feels very strongly and, I can tell you, would love to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians".

Trump's meeting with Abbas took place a day after the American leader's historic visit to the Western Wall, the first such visit to the holy site by a sitting U.S. president.

President Donald Trump is "putting a lot of pressure" on Israel and the Palestinians to restart peace talks, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.

In the letter, the Christian leaders cited the Jerusalem Embassy Act, stating that "the time has come, at long last, to uphold American law by moving the USA embassy to Israel's eternal indivisible capital city of Jerusalem".

Netanyahu was addressing the Knesset for a special session marking Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half, which includes Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites, from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast War.

The US president also pledged his support for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

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"And I also heard from several sources that he's gotten some bad advice from the prime minister of Israel", says Rubin, "who wants that Saudi relationship so badly that he has even said that it might not be a good idea for the president to move the embassy right now".

Palestinians viewed Trump's meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday as positive overall but were concerned by his failure to mention a future Palestinian state. "The Temple Mount and the Western Wall will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty".

In announcing peace between Israel and the Palestinians as a key priority for his administration, Mr. Trump gestured publicly to his senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who himself has no experience in foreign policy or governance, saying "If you can't make peace in the Middle East, no one can".

"All the different messages made by President Trump are not only something heartwarming to Israelis, but it's a clear message to the Palestinians: Be serious about making peace and don't delude yourselves that the U.S.is not Israel's ally and will look the other way". Since 1967, the global community - including the United States - has refused to officially recognize eastern Jerusalem and its Jewish holy sites as part of Israel.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers an statement about missile strikes on a Syrian airbase, at his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017. "And (Trump) really does want to work together with Israel in countering the threat from Jihadist Islam".

Let's get this out of the way first: Israel and Saudi Arabia are both in the Middle East. He vowed to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons and touted the possibility of a regional framework for peace, conditioned on the Arab world recognizing Israel's "vital role".

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