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Trump Affirms Peace is “Possible” between Israel and Palestinians

Trump Affirms Peace is “Possible” between Israel and Palestinians

JERUSALEM - In the final remarks that concluded his first visit to the region, U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that peace between Israel and the Palestinians is “possible.”
“Making peace will not be easy,” Trump said at his main speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, shortly before departing to Europe. “But with determination to compromise and believe peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can reach a deal,” he said.
Speaking about his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem earlier on Tuesday, Trump said: “I can tell you that the Palestinians are ready for peace, they are ready to reach for peace.”
He added that after his meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “I can tell you he wants peace.”
He stressed that his administration is committed to help both nations to build peace.
Trump arrived in Israel on Monday for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders after visiting Saudi Arabia and before continuing to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis.
He said his visit was aimed at reaffirming “the unshakeable bond between the United States and Israel” and to push forward his effort to revive the long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. (Xinhua)