Trump assures Abbas on Israeli-Palestinians peace deal: “We will get it done”

trump abbasPresident Donald Trump committed the United States Wednesday to helping Israel and the Palestinians reach peace, telling visiting Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas: “We will get it done.”

Trump spoke after welcoming Abbas to the White House for a meeting aimed at relaunching talks that have failed repeatedly to resolve the decades-old conflict.

“I’ve always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” Trump said. “Let’s see if we can prove them wrong.”

“We will get it done,” he said.

Speaking through a translator, Abbas echoed Trump’s upbeat tone, saying, “We believe that we can … be true partners to you to bring about a historic peace under your stewardship.”

Barely two and a half months after having received Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the US president greeted Abbas on the White House lawn, before ushering him into the Oval Office for their talks.

The long-shot effort to bring peace — which has eluded US presidents since the 1970s — got off to a rocky start early in Trump’s administration.

Trump renounced support for a Palestinian state and vowed to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, breaking two tenets of American policy held for decades.

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said Trump is still “giving serious consideration into moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

That move would likely spark Palestinian fury and is privately seen by many in the Israel and US security establishments as needlessly inflammatory.

At the same time, Trump has urged Israel to hold back on settlement building in the West Bank, a longstanding concern of Palestinians and much of the world.

Pence said Trump is “personally committed to resolving the Israeli and Palestinian conflict” and “valuable progress” is being made.

‘Historic opportunity’

The 82-year-old Abbas made the trip to Washington while politically unpopular back home, with polls suggesting most Palestinians want him to resign.

Abbas’s term was meant to expire in 2009, but he has remained in office with no elections held.

He will be hoping Trump can pressure Israel into concessions he believes are necessary to salvage a two-state solution to one of the world’s longest-running conflicts.

Palestinians are watching closely, including the leader of the radical Hamas movement Khaled Meshaal, who called on Trump to break with past approaches to Middle East peace.

“This is a historic opportunity to pressure Israel… to find an equitable solution for the Palestinian people,” he told CNN.

Hamas on Tuesday released a policy document that for the first time indicates a willingness to accept the idea of a Palestinian state within the borders that emerged after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, although it stops short of recognizing Israel.

Palestinian officials have seen their cause overshadowed by worry over global concerns such as the war in Syria and Islamic State group jihadists, and want Trump’s White House to bring it back to the forefront.

Gap never greater

One of Trump’s top advisers, Jason Greenblatt, held wide-ranging talks with both Israelis and Palestinians during a visit in March.

Abbas and Trump spoke by phone on March 11, and there are suggestions the US president could visit the Middle East this month.

A group of three influential Republican senators have called on Trump to ask Abbas to stop funding Palestinian prisoners and their families.

That could prose major domestic political headaches for Abbas, as he battles unpopularity and challenges from rival factions.

According to former White House official Dennis Ross, Trump was helping Abbas by extending the White House invite.

But mutual distrust between Palestinians and Israelis will be a formidable, if not impossible, barrier for Trump to overcome.

“The gap between the parties has probably never been greater,” said Ross.

FRANCE24/(AFP)

  • Arzna

    (Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said Trump is still “giving serious consideration into moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”)
    For God’s sake decide for once what you want to do . Peace or war . Moving the embassy to Jerusalem is a declaration of war. If Trump is truly ready for a peace deal the time is now.

  • man-o-war

    Haha, yeah right. #BelieveMe

  • vs

    Hamastanians and Fatahlandians are not so called in 1964 Falsetinians (mental masturbation, man-o-war) . They are usual selected (chosen?) Orabians (not mental masturbation). The King is Naked

    • man-o-war

      “so called West Bank of what?” , ummm…I don’t know, maybe the West Bank of the Jordan River. Geography is obviously not your strength.

      You must be really lonely, you’re constantly masturbating. You remind me of cooked2long.

      I think you know who thinks they’re chosen, and it’s not the “Orabians”. You’re a dirty stinky racist xenophobic religious bigot. Did you learn that from your dirty mother or coward father?

      • Rudy1947

        How much of you ran down your old man’s leg? I would think the intelligent part.

        • Rudy1947

          Still waiting.

          • man-o-war

            Your mum never waited she just spread them like a bitch in heat.

          • Rudy1947

            Mom is dead, want a piece of slurry or bone? Just your style.

          • man-o-war

            From AIDS?

          • Rudy1947

            Sorry to disappoint, but the remains should fit your desires. Dad is there as well.

          • man-o-war

            Just curious, why jump into the fray with your dirty insults if you’re not ready to take the heat? Are you just defending your racist religious bigoted bahai buddy vs?

          • Rudy1947

            Just responding to dirty insults.

          • man-o-war

            I didn’t insult you, or did I?
            Vs is a proven religious bigot

          • Rudy1947

            Food for thought. Am I or am I not? Hmmm. Your now have a new hobby.

          • man-o-war

            Cooked2long go back to your masturbation with your bahai boyfriend vs.

            Why did you retire that profile?

          • Rudy1947

            Hmmmm. Could be, then again it may not be. Then again it could be ………..

          • man-o-war

            Clever, but not really, but a little, but not really.

            It’s clear as day that you’re cooked2long. Not sure why you’re trying to hide your identity. What are you scared of?

            Now that I think about it I’ve never really interacted with Rudy1947, but as soon as I mention cooked2long you jump into the conversation. I had a feeling you were lurking in here still, you just can’t resist. Just like your CNN and Al Jazeera trolling days you were so proud of.

          • Rudy1947

            Could be, then again it may not be. Is it important to you that I’m Cook2half or Rudy1947?

          • man-o-war

            Not really, just curious why you retired cooked2long (nice correction there cook2half) .

            Now I’m also curious how many of these other profiles commenting on Yalibnan are just you cooked2long, haha. You must love trolling Hind with all your accounts. What a freaking loser you are, but that was obvious long ago.

            Did you finish your studies yet?

          • Rudy1947

            Is it important to you who said anything or what they said?

          • man-o-war

            Alright cook, go troll someone else. Glad we caught up. Take care. I’m sure I’ll run into one of your many profiles soon.

          • Rudy1947

            LOL, poor baby. You’ve been played.

          • vs

            He is primitive under words, detected as of now

          • HebAlba

            Crook was teaming with Barabie- O against me, he posted as a Mossad and gave personal information about me, this brought up Barabie unforgiving hatred, Israel she turned against him, it gut ugly they were banned, unfortunately nagy michael and Malborlz were banned since.

            H – Guest • 2 years ago
            How about Baha’i rule? The shah was one… Apex of freedom.
            Freedom is earned not given… and your freedom is fake. Try to change the 6 pointed star with the nine-pointed star and see how far you will get.
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            O – H • 2 years ago
            On that comment, I agree with you. cook2long did exactly what you said purely to evade and be dishonest.
            Carry on 🙂

          • man-o-war

            Did you know Rudy is one of cooked2longs many fake accounts? I had no idea until I just got him to come out of hiding.

          • vs

            You are faker like HebBlabla and OmegaHell but also dirty and primitive, detected

          • HebAlba

            No, i don’t know his other accounts only Rudy, i recognise the psyche.

            This is the best;
            “H – Guest • 2 years ago
            When you lose the argument you change the topic..” 😉

            I recognize all Matrix accounts, Niemals, Oh Yeah, O’Matrix, annodasnumal, Renée Descartes, Intouchable. He was banned came back as Oh Yeah then Niemals, then declared Matrix dead while we mourned 5th, that was disgusting.
            He comes as Guest..

          • Rudy1947

            You two are a sketch, LOL.

          • Rudy1947

            Did you miss me?

          • Niemals

            No doubt about it that Hind miss you, and she can’t reach me anymore.

          • HebAlba

            Nice correction indeed.

          • man-o-war

            Right? How did he know cooked2long is really cook2half?

          • vs

            man-o-war is stupid spammer

          • man-o-war

            says (off topic) man, ignorant buffoon

          • vs

            look at the mirror and don’t be idiot

          • man-o-war

            I did, doesn’t change the fact that you call me a spammer when in reality it is you who is the (off topic) spammer you dirty bigot

          • vs

            i’m off topic sometimes but not spammer like you, try provide something interesting

          • HebAlba

            There..you got Guest Matrix ‘like’..

          • Rudy1947

            I neglected to answer your question, my bad. I finished my studies in 1973.

          • man-o-war

            Good to hear, now get back to jerking your bahai comrade off in your mums basement.

          • vs

            man-o-war is primitive vandal

          • man-o-war

            vs is really a flaccid penis being slapped against a keyboard

          • vs

            dirty vandal

          • man-o-war

            dirty bigot

          • vs

            you are, not me, sorry, you are fake

          • Niemals

            Previously, I thought that I was the only one who has been dressed so many (six or seven ….) different Avatar characters, but here they go again, and this time with Cook2half or Rudy1947…..

            At the beginning the first expert on this field of “I recognize” was Omega , then Hind Abyad aka HebAlb took over the role of dressing me with these avatars.
            She had a vivid imagination that didn’t prevented her from claiming the Avatar as banned (status), and coming back…..

            The unimaginable is that none of these Avatars are visible in the forum, while Hind Abyad aka HebAlba continues to vomit bile probably on the basis of “Twitter deleted my pinned Tweet:” …. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f2694aa96812d030f6dd6865550d8797e938f955f6865bf0cd1566dac6c4e019.jpg talk about professional agent provocateur.
            She is very talented, capable of managing knowledge about the different Avatars disposition, grammar, psyche or whatever more of all who criticize her.

            Following her on Twitter shows the unvarnished Hind Abyad aka HebAlba or whatever other accounts she holds.

          • Rudy1947

            All this paranoia is hilarious.

          • vs

            You are proven fake, mentally masturbating, i’m not bigot and not religious, don’t be idiot

          • man-o-war

            Alright Mr. Harry Palms, whatever you say.

            “I’m not bigot” haha, you don’t remember saying Islam is a satanic cult? You must be a moron if you don’t think that statement doesn’t make you a religious bigot.

          • vs

            Please don’t be fake and dirty, man, don’t insult people. I’m not hard anti-religious or anti-islam, but i respect Darvin, Engels more and yes i think religion is kind of mental masturbation, but islam is also mostly humanitarian catastrophe, i’m yes against humanitarian catastrophe and against vandals like you, but i hope you can correct, improve yourself. Wait, well, let it be my religion is information, i’m bigot, but you are primitive to understand this

          • man-o-war

            You didn’t say religion is mental masturbation, because I would have agreed with you. Instead your true self emerged and you said Islam is a satanic cult. Why? Because you’re clearly a religious bigot. Now you’re trying to backtrack, it’s too late. You let the cat out the bag.

            You’re also clearly anti Palestinian and Arab. You’re a history revisionist , why? Because you’re a liar

          • vs

            Fakestinian is Fake. Please you know nothing about “Falestinians”, or anyway i know (and respect) them better than You, all their tribes, clans, families. They are Orabs. I’m working with Gaza man, Orabians, we are contributing in some project together, so you are fake and here is you liar. Please feel free correct me where i’m wrong, but please don’t corrupt me like yourself
            Don’t be idiot, believe me:
            Tribes, Clans and Notable Families in Falestine:
            GAZA
            Tribal Confederations:

            Hayawat
            Tarabeen
            Tayaha
            Ijbara
            Azazma
            Jahalin
            Clans and Notable Families:

            Reyyes
            Shawwa
            Abu Middain
            Dughmush
            Abd al-Shafi
            Mughani
            Mattar
            Hillis
            Bakr
            Shawwaf
            Abu Hassanayn
            Abu Sharkh
            Madhun
            Agha
            Adwan
            Dira
            Jaraf
            Abu Warda
            Abu Taha
            Buhaisi
            Abu Khusa
            Rafah:
            Al-Sha’ir (and Khan Yunis)
            Abu Samhadana
            Abu Naja
            Bayt Hanun:
            Kafarna
            Masri
            Abu Awda
            Abu Amash
            Khan Yunis:
            Ashur
            Mamar
            Jughan
            Barbakh
            Abu Kuwayra
            Masri
            Majayda
            Shahwan
            Abu Taha
            Jabalya:
            Nasir
            Samana
            Dayr al-Balah:
            Abu Mashaseeb
            JERUSALEM:

            Husayni
            Nashashibi
            Nusayba
            Khalidi
            Dajani
            Dakkak
            Bani Zayd
            Bani Murra
            Bani Himar
            Simhan
            Alami
            Uraqat
            Baytuni
            Hasan
            Ka’raja
            Abu Ghawsh
            Darwish
            Lahham
            Khatib
            Salah
            HEBRON:
            Tamimi
            Ja’bari
            ‘Amr
            ‘Azza
            Dweik
            Muhtasib
            ‘Amla
            Atallah
            Qawasma
            Natshi
            NABLUS:
            ‘Abd al-Hadi
            Tuqan
            Masri
            Jarrar
            Nabulsi
            Hilmi
            Al-Sayf
            Ahfat
            Jayyusi
            Al-Ahmad
            Rayyan
            Qasim
            Duwaykat
            Mansur
            Bani Shamsa
            Nimr
            Burqawi
            Al-Hajj Muhammad
            Kan’an
            Shaq’a
            RAMALLAH/AL-BIRA:
            Tawil
            Khalaf
            Barghouthi
            Musleh
            Khoury
            Ziyada
            Haniyya
            Kamal
            BETHELEHEM

            Ta’amra
            Lahham
            Barghouthi
            Freij
            Dawud
            Hizbun
            ‘Atrash
            Rishmawi
            Hamad
            JERICHO:
            Suwayti
            Uraqat
            TULKARIM:
            Hanun
            HALHUL:
            Milhem
            QALQILYA:
            Nasr
            ‘ANABTA:
            Hamdallah
            JENIN:
            Yahya
            Abu Hasan
            Shami
            Al-Ahmad
            SALFIT:
            Jawwad

          • man-o-war

            Oh please turd burglar, you seem to have forgotten that you said Islam is a satanic cult. You know who says things like that? Religious bigots, like you. You can’t hide what you’ve already shown you moron.

            The only fake people are the illegal settlers coming from Europe and Brooklyn pretending to be the chosen people reclaiming their God given land.

          • vs

            visit doctor

          • man-o-war

            There you ago again with the mentally masturbating BS. Settler is literally what the people living in settlements in occupied territories are called you stupid ignorant ass.

            I’m not anti-Semitic, I respect all religions equally, unlike you who calls Islam a satanic cult, you stupid religious bigot.

            Contact your mom for information about respecting peoples rights to practice whatever religion they want. Although, I assume her and your daddy are the ones that instilled these values in you.

          • vs

            пнх vandal with your religion

          • man-o-war

            nHX religious bigot

          • vs

            you are fake

          • man-o-war

            you are a moron and a bigot

        • man-o-war

          Haha, knew I could get you to come out of hiding.

          Your mum should really have swallowed , but she insisted Nasty impregnate her. She wanted to try and unite the bahai and Shi’ite faith with her offspring. Who knew she would just birth a giant turd instead.

          • Rudy1947

            I’m here for you.

          • vs

            dirty

      • vs

        +”so called West Bank of what?” , ummm…I don’t know, maybe the West
        Bank of the Jordan River. Geography is obviously not your strength+ Don’t be idiot, what about Dead Sea Shore!?
        You are fake and dirty yourself

  • Rudy1947

    Political theater, nothing more.

  • PatienceTew

    There’s better things for Trump yo do in the US rather than waste his time in the ME.