By Breitbart. President Donald Trump announced his plan for peace in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine on Tuesday at a White House event with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Together we can bring about a new dawn in the Middle East,” Trump said as the room applauded.
The president acknowledged that the field effort to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians was a historically difficult process but that he was determined to make it happen.
“All prior administrations from President Lyndon Johnson have tried and bitterly failed, but I was not elected to do small things or shy away from big problems,” he said.
Supporters of the president and Israel filled the East Room of the White House for the event, enthusiastically applauding throughout his speech. (Read more from “Donald Trump Announces ‘New Dawn’ Middle East Peace Deal” HERE)
Trump Leaps Into Middle East Fray With Peace Plan That Palestinians Denounce
By Reuters. U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creating a Palestinian state as part of a Middle East peace plan, drawing Palestinian condemnation for imposing strict conditions and agreeing to let Israel maintain control of long-contested West Bank settlements.
Trump announced his plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace at a White House event with embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing at his side. It includes what Trump called a four-year freeze by Israel on new settlement activity.
Although Trump’s stated aim was to end decades of conflict, the plan he advanced favored Israel, underscored by the absence of Palestinians from Trump’s announcement.
It seemed unlikely to immediately advance Israeli-Palestinian talks that broke down in 2014, but the plan was called “an important starting point for a return to negotiations” by the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia and Egypt also offered encouraging statements. (Read more from “Trump Leaps Into Middle East Fray With Peace Plan That Palestinians Denounce” HERE)