President Trump wraps Mideast trip after Bethlehem, Jerusalem meetings

US president Donald Trump delivers his final speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem before his departure

US president Donald Trump delivers his final speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem before his departure

"President Trump reaffirmed his belief that peace is possible, not only between Israelis and Palestinians, but throughout large parts of the Middle East", the release explained.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Donald Trump put "a lot of pressure" on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas to revive peace talks during his visit in Israel this week.

"He did not want to wade into any thorny issues", Estrin said, noting the president did not reference controversial issues like Israeli settlements or his campaign promise to move USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He also suggested Israeli-Palestinian relations could have a domino effect on peace in the region. The White House said it was Trump's idea to use the term "evil losers".

USA -sponsored peace talks between the Israel and Palestinian had collapsed in 2014.

"The terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society forever", Trump said. It comes after Trump urged leaders in the Middle East to seize a "rare" opportunity to overcome past rifts to join together for peace and stability and to unite against a common threat: Terrorism. Trump visited the Western Wall in a private capacity and was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders.

The White House said Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May after the attack and offered his condolences and support on behalf of the United States.

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In a joint appearance with Trump in Bethlehem, Abbas said the Palestinians wanted a peace agreement based on the two-state solution: a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem alongside Israel.

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

Mr Abbas said he welcomed Mr Trump's efforts, which had "given all the nations across the region so much hope and optimism of the possibility of making a dream come true". Due to its location beyond the 1967 borders, presidents have avoided visiting the site for fear it would send a message to Palestinians that the United States recognized that the wall was part of Israeli sovereign territory.

Trump was enthusiastically received by Netanyahu, who leapt to his feet when the president declared that his administration "will always stand with Israel". Netanyahu's praise for Trump and his policy realignment is significant in light of his strained relationship with President Barack Obama.

President Trump and President Abbas reaffirmed their commitment to reach for a genuine and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

Yet some Israeli officials are less certain of Trump.

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