Trump in Israel: Jews, Christians, Muslims Must ‘Overcome Oppression and Hatred’

President Trump started his last day in the Middle East alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, vowing to work with him on the Mideast peace process and “on other important matters, such as unlocking the potential of the Palestinian economy — which is having a very rough time — and building on our very positive counterterrorism efforts.”

Trump said he’s “gratified” that Abbas is “committed to taking firm but necessary steps to fight terrorism and confront its hateful ideology.”

  • I demand that the Muslims start doing some heavy lifting.

    I have yet to hear of Mormons on a rampage.

    • simus1

      Palestinian “leaders” likely prefer to confine their heavy lifting to the cheap sturdy suitcases worldly leaders are no doubt encouraged to leave with them for “safekeeping”, when tears are shed and it is time to leave.

  • Spatchcocked

    What Abbas said and what the Donald said aren’t congruent. I know Abbas is going to try to play the Donald ….let’s see how long this lasts.
    Riding the tiger can finally come to an end.

  • Alain

    Ha, their economy is terrorism which is having a rougher time in Israel than in Europe and North America.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Their economy consists of aid money they routinely embezzle.

      • Alain

        True but that loot stays in the bank accounts of those in charge.

  • Minicapt

    The State Department is Arabist in organisation and operational focus. They are intimate with the thoughts and wishes of Abbas.


    • Alain

      Indeed and they have been Arabist for as long as I can remember.