Trump: Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded.
An estimated 2,000 members of the various PA security services are participating in securing the President's visit to this part of Judea and Samaria.
“I was deeply moved by my visit today to the Western Wall,” said President Trump. “Words fail to capture the experience. It will leave an impression on me forever.”
The director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation showed President Trump and his family during their visit to the site explanatory photos and drawings of the Holy Temples and the Temple Mount.
Trump's visit comes on the week Israel is celebrating 50 years since the liberation of Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation.
The Security Cabinet voted 8-2 to approve three new goodwill gestures to the Palestinian Authority, including one involving Area C.
Saudi Arabia 'is committed to the peace process in the Middle East on the basis of UN resolutions, on the basis of the two-state solution, with the principle of Jerusalem for everyone.'
Back in March, Vice President Mike Pence told the AIPAC conference that President Trump was "seriously considering" moving the embassy to Jerusalem.
The discussion, then as now, revolved around annexation versus a two-state solution, although at the time the most these Israeli ministers could imagine was a Palestinian autonomy under Israeli rule (a solution that's to the right of today's Likud).
As foreign visits to the Jewish State go, the Nixon excursion had gone pretty well.
Two weeks ago, a senior foreign policy adviser to Abbas said the idea of halting the payments was 'mad.'
Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said the Kotel was 'clearly in Jerusalem,' but failed to state that Jerusalem was part of Israel.
Dozens of Arabs threw stones at the homes of the Beit El settlement from the direction of Gilazon.
General McMaster says that with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, President Trump intends to “express his desire for the dignity and self-determination for the Palestinians.”
"At this stage it is premature for the Fifa Congress to take any decision." Extension was granted till March 2018 for a compromise.
Abbas told Trump he would like to start the negotiations at the point where he and Olmert had parted way.
Abbas told Palestinian Authority and international media he is meeting with President Trump in Bethlehem.
PA Minister of Justice: "Our brave prisoners and righteous Martyrs... are fighters for freedom, justice, and peace."
Abbas, it turns out, was an attentive student and managed to forge a personal chemistry with Trump.
'I heard Abu Mazen say that the Palestinians are also educating their children for peace.'
Abbas told media at the White House the Palestinian Authority is “raising our youth ... on a culture of peace."
President Trump is expected arrive in Israel on May 22, his visit to Jerusalem sandwiched between Riyadh and the Vatican.
The meeting will pay special attention paid to the PA's 'struggle against terrorism.'
'I heard President Abbas yesterday say that they, [the] Palestinians, teach their children peace – that’s unfortunately not true.'
It may be time for Israel to prepare for a tough and painful fight with yet another 'friendly' White House.