“With determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal.” -President Trump pic.twitter.com/8FCl2AdqC8
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 23, 2017
President Donald Trump delivered a speech Jerusalem reaffirming his desire to get the ultimate deal done: resolving the century-long conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Trump told an audience gathered at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Memorial that he had met Tuesday morning with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, and said “I can tell you, that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace.”
“I know you’ve heard it before,” he said. “I am telling you, that’s what I do. They are ready to reach for peace.”
Trump, who co-authored The Art of the Deal, has repeatedly referred to brokering peace between Israel and Palestine as “the ultimate deal.”
“And my meeting with my very good friend, Benjamin, I can tell you also,” Trump continued, “that he is reaching for peace, he wants peace.”
“Making peace, however will not be easy, we all know that. Both sides will face tough decisions, but with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal,” the president added, vaguely channeling legendary T.V. gameshow host Monty Hall.
The speech at the Museum was Trump’s last stop in Israel, before flying to Rome to meet with Pope Francis.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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