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May 25, 2017 9:44 am

Tillerson Says Trump Put ‘Pressure’ on Netanyahu and Abbas to Revive Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Photo: Exxon Mobil via Wikimedia Commons. – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Donald Trump put “a lot of pressure” on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to revive peace talks during the American leader’s recent visit to the region.

“There were very substantive discussions in Israel with both Netanyahu as well as Abbas,” Tillerson told reporters aboard Air Force One.

Trump was “very forceful” in his discussions with the two leaders, and “everyone has to compromise,” Tillerson said. The secretary of state also suggested Israeli-Palestinian relations could have a domino effect on peace in the region.

“[Trump] has made the point several times: we solve the Israeli-Palestinian peace dilemma, we start solving a lot of the peace throughout the Middle East region,” he said.

It is unclear if the “pressure” exerted by Trump would resonate with Israeli leaders, many of whom have rejected past assertions that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would affect other regional issues, such as the Syrian Civil War, the Islamic State threat and Iranian aggression.

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  • Abelardy

    Pressuring Israel? How very Obamaesque. By the way, where is the American embassy in Jerusalem?

  • Gee

    There is absolutely nothing to talk about. The Islamofascists have violated absolutely every single provision of every treaty that they have ever signed and have stated that they will never fulfill any obligations and consider any treaty to be temporary until they can get strong enough to attack again.

    There is only one solution – deport the Islamofascist colonists from Israel