Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

Saudi, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump womens' fund

A senior USA official traveling with Trump said Washington understands what he described as Israel's "completely legitimate" concerns and pledged to help the Jewish state maintain its military advantage.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch accused the Trump team of rewarding Saudi war crimes with the new deal. Some Palestinians said they were disappointed by the omission. -Israeli intelligence cooperation is "terrific" while attempting to dismiss concerns that the incident violated a confidentiality agreement.

"The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon, never ever, and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias, and it must cease immediately", Trump said at the press conference.

As part of his approach, the president has expressed interest in forging a regional perspective involving Israel and the broader Arab world to help resolve the decades-long conflict.

He said, "We are not here to lecture - we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship", Trump said.

Yuval Steinitz, a senior Cabinet minister and Netanyahu confidant, called Saudi Arabia "a hostile country" and said the deal was "definitely something that should trouble us".

"Many of the Gulf Arabs have increasingly awakened to the reality that their real challenge comes not from Israel, but rather from Iran, and the prospects of their uniting to do something to try to reduce their differences with Israel. creates an opportunity", former Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell said Monday on CNN. On a visit to the Yad Vashem memorial, the president and first lady Melania Trump laid a wreath on a stone slab under which ashes from some of those killed in concentration camps are buried.

Incidentally, Trump too had mentioned during his campaigning days that he thought that Saudi Arabia was behind the 9/11 attacks.

"Each of you know this to be true", she said.

From Israel, Trump headed to Italy for an audience with Pope Francis. The draft notably refrains from mentioning democracy and human rights - topics Arab leaders often view as US moralizing - in favor of the more limited goals of peace and stability.

He also toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which by Christian tradition is where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb.

Trump will seek to bridge those divides as he meets with Netanyahu on Monday and heads to the West Bank on Tuesday to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Israel has expressed concern over the U.S. -Saudi $110 billion arms deal, sealed at the Riyadh Summit.

White House aides have played down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump's stop, casting it as more symbolic than substantive. Tillerson referred to the visit as "a moment in time" and suggested that the USA would take a more active role in the future in brokering a deal if both sides make serious commitments.

He boldly stated that achieving peace is "something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years" in March during a meeting with Mr Abbas.

"Nice seeing an American President standing strong on the world stage rather than apologizing for us", he said in a tweet.

"We're taking a whole bunch of measures, some apparent some not so apparent, to ensure Israel's qualitative military edge".

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