Monday, May 22, 2017

Covenant With Many

Donald Trump arrives in Israel, says 'great opportunity' for Middle East peace - UPI reports: "Speaking from Jerusalem, U.S. President Donald Trump said Israel has a 'great opportunity' for peace in the Middle East because 'people have just had enough ... of the bloodshed and the killing.' Trump on Monday arrived in Israel, where he will meet with Israeli leaders and participate in traditional ceremonies. After Air Force One landed in Tel Aviv, the Israeli capital, Trump boarded Marine One, the presidential helicopter, to travel to Jerusalem. [...] On Tuesday, Trump is scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem and discuss Middle East peace."

Comment: I don't really see anything new here, no new proposals, no new initiatives. This appears to be simply an initial meeting to assess the situation and test their receptiveness to starting negotiations.

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