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USA grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu

USA grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu

"So he was putting a lot of pressure on them that it was time to get to the table", noting Trump has "made the point several times".

Wearing a black kippah and accompanied by his Jewish son-in-law/senior advisor Jared Kushner, Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem earlier this week.

Palestinian officials stressed they believed longstanding U.S. policy remained unchanged as president Mahmud Abbas sought to convince Trump to remain committed to a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict. It's there where Trump offered his condolences to the people of Manchester.

"We applaud President Trump's historic declaration of support for Israel, for her security and for her right to exist as the free and sovereign nation of the Jewish people in their ancient homeland", the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) said in a statement.

"If Israel has a strong partner in the Arab world, then we will be able to bring the change", said Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, who was privy to some of the high-level meetings with the Americans. Saudi Arabia is, of course, concerned about Iran, as the United States has expressed its position from the Trump administration.President Trump recently signed a "strategic vision" with King Salman, which includes business deals and investments that are worth $380 billion.

"Three days ago, the USA added another $75 million to the aid package for the missile defence programme", Netanyahu said at a memorial ceremony for Israel's dead in the 1967 Six-Day War.

Trump praised Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip organising skills during a meeting in Jerusalem with Rivlin.

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In what may concern peace advocates, he did not specifically mention the two-state solution, long the focus of worldwide efforts and US Middle East diplomacy.

Yet some Israeli officials are less certain of Trump.

"The last two days was not a matter of policy".

Iman Haddad, a Palestinian student in the West Bank, said Trump's visit was little more than a photo-op. "There is a price that must be paid by those who violate the most basic values that make us human". With his trip, Trump is trying to build an alliance with Israel and the Sunni Muslim countries he met with in Saudi Arabia, all unified against ISIS and other terrorist groups and also against Iran. Jewish communities - in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. "I look forward to working with these leaders toward a lasting peace", the U.S. president said.

The Parliament speaker said the U.S. referred to Riyadh as the centre for fighting terrorism while it is, in fact, the centre for exporting terrorism. We have the opportunity to advance the peace discussions between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

"The real question is if there is something substantive happening behind closed doors". "Trump really has a place in his heart for Israel".

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