Trump sure of an Israel-Palestine deal

U.S. President Donald Trump expressed confidence in a deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
By Billy Kirk | May 03, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump expressed confidence in a deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Multiple Presidents of the United States of America have tried to broker peace between the Israeli and Palestinian government. President Trump expressed belief that he would succeed where his predecessors failed as long as both sides were willing to work together.

"I will do whatever is necessary to facilitate the agreement, to mediate, to arbitrate anything they'd like to do, but I would be a mediator or an arbitrator or a facilitator," said Trump.

President Trump made the announcement on Wednesday while sitting next to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas reiterated what have long been the demands of Palestine should a trade ever be brokered. As always, the list was topped by a sovereign Palestinian state that resembled the borders of the land that existed before the Israeli government occupied the West Bank in 1967. Although he made no promises that an independent Palestinian state would come out of the talks, President Trump expressed a belief that both sides would be content with the outcome. President Trump also did not make mention of how Jerusalem might be treated in such talks should they occur.

"I'm committed to working with Israel and the Palestinians to reach an agreement. But any agreement cannot be imposed by the United States or by any other nation," said Trump. "The Palestinians and Israelis must work together to reach an agreement that allows both peoples to live, worship, and thrive and prosper in peace."

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