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World Netanyahu says will discuss peace efforts with Trump

14:00  21 may  2017
14:00  21 may  2017 Source:   afp.com

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will discuss peace efforts with US President Donald Trump when he visits this week, while the Israeli cabinet considered economic gestures toward the Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will discuss peace efforts with US President Donald Trump when he visits this week, while the Israeli cabinet considered economic gestures toward the Palestinians.

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC February 15, 2017© Provided by AFP US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC February 15, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will discuss peace efforts with US President Donald Trump when he visits this week, while the Israeli cabinet considered economic gestures toward the Palestinians.

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Trump landed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for his first foreign tour since taking office. He visits Israel and the Palestinian territories on Monday and Tuesday.

"I will discuss with President Trump ways to strengthen even further the first and strongest alliance with the US," Netanyahu said at the start of his weekly cabinet meeting.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will discuss peace efforts with U.S. President Donald Trump when he visits this week, while the Israeli cabinet considered economic gestures toward the Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will discuss peace efforts with U.S. President Donald Trump when he visits this week, while the Israeli cabinet considered economic gestures toward the Palestinians.

"We will strengthen security ties, which are strengthening daily, and we will also discuss ways to advance peace," he said.

Netanyahu also noted the significance of Trump's first presidential overseas trip including a visit to "Jerusalem, the capital of Israel," after Trump seemed to have backed away from his campaign pledge to relocate the US embassy there from Tel Aviv.

Israel occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967 in a move never recognised by the international community.

It later annexed east Jerusalem and considers the entire city its capital, while the Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Members of Netanyahu's government were set to discuss and approve a series of measures related to Palestinians in the West Bank.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will discuss peace efforts with US President Donald Trump when he visits this week, while the Israeli cabinet considered economic gestures toward the Palestinians.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel was welcoming US President Donald Trump “with open arms,” adding that he will “ discuss ways to Trump ’s arrival in Israel on Monday comes amid efforts by the US president to renew the peace process between the US and Israel.

The new measures were seen as confidence-building steps ahead of Trump's visit.

Netanyahu's office would not provide details on the measures, which were reportedly to include more building permits for Palestinians in the West Bank.

Most of the West Bank is entirely under Israeli control and Palestinians face extremely long odds in being granted building permits in those areas, while Israeli settlement building has meanwhile continued.

Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz however said that Israel "wanted to improve the lives of Palestinians."

"There's an intention to approve measures that would enable (Palestinian) economic development," Katz told army radio, without providing details.

Israelis worry that Trump’s changing stands look more and more like Obama’s .
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