Trump tweets after Middle East trip: 'Trying hard for PEACE'

Posted May 31, 2017

President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia this week has already begun to soften his attitudes about Islam, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday after a two-day summit in which Trump was treated to extraordinary Arab hospitality.

"I think the President's views - like, we hope, the American people's views - are going to continue to evolve", Tillerson said on the flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv.

In her tweet here Monday, Ivanka said, "We had an fantastic and historic visit in Saudi Arabia".

Over the past three years, his parishes have aided some 500,000 Iraqi Christian and other religious minorities fleeing persecution of so-called Islamic State and sectarian violence that has engulfed Mosul and the Ninevah Plain.

He was treated regally in Saudi Arabia, in large part because his hosts see in President Trump a stronger ally against Iran than they had in former President Barack Obama, who in Cairo in 2009 also gave a memorable speech in the Arab world.

Trump's first stop was a meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

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From the airport, Trump moved on to holy sites in Jerusalem: first the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, then the Western Wall. Yuval Steinitz, a senior Cabinet minister and Netanyahu confidant, called Saudi Arabia "a hostile country" and said the deal was "definitely something that should trouble us".

It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room. Never mentioned during that conversation, ' Trump said at a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem when asked by journalists about the reports. He did not elaborate and it is not clear how big the plan is.

Both world leaders said that they were optimistic that they might be able to work together for peace in Israel and indicated an interested in striking a deal between Israel and Palestine.

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When he met Abbas earlier this month in Washington, he stopped shortly of explicitly recommitting his administration to a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, a long-standing foundation of USA policy.

Israel considers the entire city to be its capita while the global community says the future of east Jerusalem, claimed by the Palestinians, must be resolved through negotiations. Gulf Arab states expressed support for the deal, but also fears that the lifting of sanctions would enable Tehran to pursue destabilizing policies in the Middle East.