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Trump told Abbas he’ll be able to reach a deal within a year, says Palestinian minister

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Chris, May 18, 2017.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Trump told Abbas he’ll be able to reach a deal within a year, says Palestinian minister
    PA is taking the US president’s peace efforts seriously, says foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki
    By AFP May 18, 2017, 10:48 pm
    US President Donald Trump meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House on May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. (AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN)

    MUSCAT, Oman –The Palestinians are taking seriously Donald Trump’s efforts to help resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict, a minister said Thursday, ahead of the US president’s visit to the region next week. Foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki was speaking in Muscat where he was accompanying Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as part of a regional tour prior to the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Riyadh on Sunday.

    “Abu Mazen stressed Trump’s seriousness in settling the Palestinian issue” after they met in Washington this month, said the minister, referring to Abbas by his Arabic nickname. “The US president assured him he will be able to find a settlement within one year,” he added. Trump hosted Abbas at the White House on May 3, pledging to help end the decades-old conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.

    “It is something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years,” the US president said at the time. Trump’s visit to Bethlehem in the West Bank on Tuesday is expected to last a few hours. It will be part of his first trip abroad since his inauguration in January. The tour, which begins on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, will take him to Israel and then to the Vatican.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/palestinians-taking-trump-peace-efforts-seriously-minister/
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Very tall order for Trump. It's not going to happen. :ohno
     
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  3. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    Nope.
     
  4. Timna

    Timna Well-Known Member

    No, it isn't, and sadly, Trump is apparently drinking from the, figurative, wine-cup of political intoxication that so many other pols have been drinking from since Oslo I (and arguably, before that) and also those pols, such as EUropols, who have been smelling the intoxicating odors from that winecup.
     
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