President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu Remarks on New Peace Proposal – Video and Transcript…

Earlier today President Trump unveiled a proposal for a new vision, constructing a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.  Within the vision proposed by President Trump is a new map presenting a two state solution. [Outlined Here]

After presenting the proposal President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered remarks from the White House. [Video and Transcript Below]

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[Transcript] – PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you.

Today, Israel takes a big step towards peace. (Applause.) Young people across the Middle East are ready for a more hopeful future, and governments throughout the region are realizing that terrorism and Islamic extremism are everyone’s common enemy.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting with both the Prime Minister of Israel and a man that’s working very hard to become the Prime Minister of Israel in the longest-running election of all time — (laughter) — Benny Gantz of the Blue and White Party. And both leaders joined me to express their support for this effort, proving that the State of Israel looking for peace, and that peace transcends politics by any measure unmeasurable. (Applause.) That’s what they want.

On my first trip overseas as President, I visited the Holy Land of Israel. I was deeply moved and amazed by what this small country had achieved in the face of overwhelming odds and never-ending threats. The State of Israel comprises only a miniscule amount of land in the Middle East and yet it has become a thriving center of democracy, innovation, culture, and commerce.

Israel is a light unto the world. The hearts and history of our people are woven together. The Land of Israel is an ancient home, a sacred place of worship, and a solemn promise to the Jewish people that we will never again repeat history’s darkest hour. (Applause.)

During my trip to Israel, I also met with Palestinian President Abbas in Bethlehem. I was saddened by the fate of the Palestinian people. They deserve a far better life. They deserve the chance to achieve their extraordinary potential. Palestinians have been trapped in a cycle of terrorism, poverty, and violence, exploited by those seeking to use them as pawns to advance terrorism and extremism.

I returned from my visit determined to find a constructive path — and it’s got to be a very powerful path forward in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. To further this effort, I also met with President Abbas at the White House. Forging peace between Israelis and Palestinians may be the most difficult challenge of all. All prior administrations, from President Lyndon Johnson, have tried and bitterly failed. But I was not elected to do small things or shy away from big problems. (Applause.)

It’s been a long and very arduous process to arrive at this moment. On Sunday, I delivered to Prime Minister Netanyahu my vision for peace, prosperity, and a brighter future for the Israelis and Palestinians. This vision for peace is fundamentally different from past proposals.

In the past, even the most well-intentioned plans were light on factual details and heavy on conceptual frameworks. By contrast, our plan is 80 pages and is the most detailed proposal ever put forward by far.

As I have seen throughout my long career as a dealmaker, complex problems require nuanced, fact-based remedies. That is why our proposal provides precise technical solutions to make Israelis, Palestinians, and the region safer and much more prosperous.

My vision presents a “win-win” opportunity for both sides, a realistic two-state solution that resolves the risk of Palestinian statehood to Israel’s security. Today, Israel is taking a giant step toward peace. Yesterday, Prime Minister Netanyahu informed me that he is willing to endorse the vision as the basis for direct negotiations — and, I will say, the General also endorsed, and very strongly — with the Palestinians. A historic breakthrough.

And likewise, we have really a situation having to do with a race that is taking place right now. It will end, and we have the support — and it’s very important to say this — of both parties and almost all people in Israel. They want peace, and they want peace badly. (Applause.)

This is the first time Israel has authorized the release of a conceptual map, illustrating the territorial compromises it’s willing to make for the cause of peace. And they’ve gone a long way. This is an unprecedented and highly significant development.

Mr. Prime Minister, thank you for having the courage to take this bold step forward. (Applause.)

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Thank you.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. And, Bibi, we have a lot of powerful people in this room — a lot of the people that can help make it work. So that’s quite a thunderous applause. Thank you very much.

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: (Inaudible.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you.

We will form a joint committee with Israel to convert the conceptual map into a more detailed and calibrated rendering so that recognition can be immediately achieved. (Applause.)

We will also work to create a contiguous territory within the future Palestinian State for when the conditions for statehood are met, including the firm rejection of terrorism. (Applause.)

Under this vision, Jerusalem will remain Israel’s undivided –- very important — undivided capital. (Applause.) But that’s no big deal, because I’ve already done that for you, right? (Laughter.) We’ve already done that, but that’s okay. It’s going to remain that way.

And the United States will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory that my vision provides to be part of the State of Israel. Very important. (Applause.)

And, crucially, the proposed transition to a two-state solution will present no incremental security risk to the State of Israel whatsoever. (Applause.)

We will not allow a return to the days of bloodshed, bus bombings, nightclub attacks, and relentless terror. It won’t be allowed. Peace requires compromise, but we will never ask Israel to compromise its security. Can’t do that. (Applause.)

As everyone knows, I have done a lot for Israel: moving the United States Embassy to Jerusalem; recognizing — (applause) –- recognizing the Golan Heights — (applause) — and, frankly, perhaps most importantly, getting out of the terrible Iran nuclear deal. (Applause.) There’s a lot of spirit in this room. (Laughter.) It’s true. You don’t see it often. You don’t see it often.

Therefore, it is only reasonable that I have to do a lot for the Palestinians, or it just wouldn’t be fair. Now, don’t clap for that, okay? But it’s true. It wouldn’t be fair. I want this deal to be a great deal for the Palestinians. It has to be.

Today’s agreement is a historic opportunity for the Palestinians to finally achieve an independent state of their very own. After 70 years of little progress, this could be the last opportunity they will ever have — and “last” for a lot of reasons. We’ll never have a team like we have right now. We have a team of people that love the United States and they love Israel, and they’re very smart and very, very committed: from your Ambassador David Friedman — (applause) –- to Jason and Avi and Jared. (Applause.) And they’re all great dealmakers and they also understand the other side. And they want the other side to do well, because that’s the sign of a great deal. And they understand that.

And I just appreciate all the hard work you’ve put in and so many of your other friends. And, of course, our great Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo. (Applause.) Look at –- whoa. Oh, that’s impressive. That was very impressive, Mike. (Laughter.)

That reporter couldn’t have done too good a job on you yesterday, right? (Laughter.) I think you did a good job on her actually. (Laughter.) That’s good. Thank you, Mike. Great.

Very -– are you running for Senate? I guess the answer is “no” after that, huh? (Laughter.) They all want him to. Kansas, great state. They want him to, but you’re doing a great job. Don’t move.

The Palestinian people have grown distrustful after years of unfulfilled promises — so true — yet I know they are ready to escape their tragic past and realize a great destiny. But we must break free of yesterday’s failed approaches.

This map will more than double the Palestinian territory and provide a Palestinian capital in eastern Jerusalem where America will proudly open an embassy. (Applause.) No Palestinians or Israelis will be uprooted from their homes. (Applause.)

Israel will work closely with a wonderful person, a wonderful man — the King of Jordan — to ensure that the status quo of the Temple Mount is preserved and strong measures are taken to ensure that all Muslims who wish to visit peacefully and pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque will be able to do so. This is a major statement. This is of major import- — importance.

And, at the same time, our vision will deliver a massive commercial investment of $50 billion into the new Palestinian state. You have many, many countries that want to partake in this, and many of them are surrounding. They all want this to happen. Virtually every one of them want this to happen. And I think, Bibi, you know that very well. You’re going to have tremendous support from your neighbors and beyond your neighbors.

Over the next 10 years, if executed well, 1 million great new Palestinian jobs will be created. Their poverty rate will be cut in half. And their poverty rate is unacceptable now and only getting worse. Their GDP will double and triple. And much-needed hope, joy, opportunity, and prosperity will finally arrive for the Palestinian people.

Our vision will end the cycle of Palestinian dependency upon charity and foreign aid. They will be doing phenomenally all by themselves. They are a very, very capable people. (Applause.) And we will help by empowering the Palestinians to thrive on their own. Palestinians will be able to seize the new future with dignity, self-sufficiency, and national pride.

To ensure a successful Palestinian state, we are asking the Palestinians to meet the challenges of peaceful co-existence. (Applause.) This includes adopting basic laws enshrining human rights; protecting against financial and political corruption; stopping the malign activities of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other enemies of peace; ending the incitement of hatred against Israel — so important; and permanently halting the financial compensation to terrorists. (Applause.)

Perhaps most importantly, my vision gives the Palestinians the time needed to rise up and meet the challenges of statehood. I sent a letter today to President Abbas. I explained to him that the territory allocated for his new state will remain open and undeveloped for a period of four years. During this time, Palestinians can use all appropriate deliberation to study the deal, negotiate with Israel, achieve the criteria for statehood, and become a truly independent and wonderful state.

President Abbas, I want you to know that if you choose the path to peace, America and many other countries will — we will be there. We will be there to help you in so many different ways. And we will be there every step of the way. We will be there to help. (Applause.) In other words, for the first time in many, many decades, I can say: It will work. It’s going to work. If they do this, it will work. Your response to this historic opportunity will show the world to what extent you are ready to lead the Palestinian people to statehood.

The Middle East is changing rapidly. On my first trip [DEL: aboard :DEL] [abroad] as President, I traveled to Saudi Arabia to discuss our shared priorities with the 54 leaders of the Muslim and Arab countries. I made clear that all civilized nations share the same goals: stamping out extremism; creating opportunity for the region’s youth. And we have to take care of the region’s youth; the region’s youth is growing up with no hope. We have to take care of the region’s youth. And existing in harmony with one’s neighbors.

Since that time, immense progress has been made. A growing number of nations have taken strong stands against terrorism and radicalization. You see it. Thanks to the courage of U.S. forces, the ISIS territorial caliphate — 100 percent — not 95 percent, not 99 or any other percent — 100 percent of their caliphate, ISIS, is destroyed. And its savage leader, al-Baghdadi, is now dead. (Applause.)

And I want to thank — we have some of our great senators and congressmen and women here. And I want to thank you all for the tremendous help. Thank you very much, Jim, Ted, everybody. Steve. Our Leader. Leader, thank you. (Applause.) Mark, thank you. Great people. These are great people. They work so hard and they love this country.

The Iranian regime is isolated and weakened greatly. We eliminated Qasem Soleimani, the world’s top terrorist. (Applause.) And, as you know, he was with the head of Hezbollah. I don’t think that they were up to anything good. I don’t think so.

He ran an organization called Jerusalem Liberation Forces and used his hatred — total severe hatred — of Israel as a rallying cry to divert attention from the incompetence and shortcomings of his government. He falsely promoted the sinister notion that a free Jerusalem — we must really be at war with Israel. So to have it free, we have to be at war with Israel. And he said it very, very powerfully.

In fact, it’s been in this false war that Israel — really, the enemies of peace have used — they just used it as an excuse to divide and totally oppress the Middle East. In truth, Jerusalem is liberated. (Applause.) Jerusalem is a safe, open, democratic city that welcomes people of all faiths and all places.

It is time for the Muslim world to fix the mistake it made in 1948 when it chose to attack, instead of recognize, the new State of Israel. It’s time. (Applause.)

Since then, the amount of needless bloodshed and all squandered opportunity — so many squandered opportunities — in the name of senseless causes is beyond measure. The Palestinians have been the primary pawn in this regional adventurism, and it’s time for this sad chapter in history to end — end quickly, end now. It’s never too late for courageous leaders to set a new course, to pursue what is right, to change the future only for the better.

America is prepared to work with all parties on our vision. So many other countries are willing, ready, and able to work with us. I’ve spoken to many of them. I cannot believe the amount of support this morning has. I cannot believe it. I have been called by leaders — Boris called, so many called — and they’re all saying, “Whatever we can do to help.” They all want to see it happen. (Applause.)

But America cannot care more about peace than the stakeholders in the region. There are many Muslims who never visited Al Aqsa, and many Christians and Jews who never visited the holy sites in the West Bank described so vividly in the Bible. My vision will change that. Our majestic biblical heritage will be able to live, breathe, and flourish in modern times.

All humanity should be able to enjoy the glories of the Holy Land. This part of the world is forever connected to the human soul and the human spirit. These ancient lands should not be symbols of conflict but eternal symbols of peace.

Thank you again for all of the work you’ve all done and all of these incredible honored guests for being here. And in particular, I want to thank Prime Minister Netanyahu. I also want to thank Oman, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates for the incredible work they’ve done, helping us with so much and sending their ambassadors to be with us today. Thank you very much for being here.

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: (Inaudible.) (Off-mic.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah.

Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Please give our regards.

America’s partnerships in the region have never been greater, and our alliance with the State of Israel has never, ever been stronger than it is today. (Applause.) Together, we can bring about a new dawn in the Middle East.

And I would now, again, just like to thank everybody and — a very special group of people, an incredible group of people. So many have been with us on this journey right from the beginning. And we’re getting there. It’s — they say it’s the toughest deal ever to make. In business, when I have a tough deal, people would say, “This is tougher than the Israelis and the Palestinians.” (Laughter.) They used it as an excuse, meaning that was always the standard. Actually, there’s nothing tougher than this one — (laughter) — but we have to get it done. We have an obligation to humanity to get it done. (Applause.)

So I would now like to introduce the Prime Minister of Israel, who’s worked so hard on this, Benjamin Netanyahu. Thank you. (Applause.)

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: In the Middle East, we drink water before a long voyage. This is an extraordinary voyage.

President Trump, Donald: I’m honored to be here today, along with my wife Sara; Minister Yariv Levin; Ambassador Ron Dermer — and, Ron, thank you for everything you’ve been doing — (applause); National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat — thank you too, Meir — (applause); and our entire delegation.

We are honored to be here with you, Mr. President; with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — (applause) — we applaud you, Mike; Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin; National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien; America’s U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft — (applause); Jared Kushner and Ivanka — it’s good to see you both. (Applause.) It’s good to see the unfailingly energetic and optimistic Ambassador David Friedman — (applause) — Jason Greenblatt, Avi Berkowitz, Brian Hook, and the rest of your exceptional peace plan, Mr. President.

It’s good to be here with the other distinguished ladies and gentlemen of your administration, with senators and members of Congress who are Israel’s greatest friends on Capitol Hill. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you.

With the ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Oman, what a pleasure to see you here — (applause) — and what a sign it portends — I was going to say “of the future.” What a sign it portends of the present. (Applause.)

To all of you and to the many distinguished — other distinguished guests who are here today: This is a historic day. And it recalls another historic day. We remember May 14th, 1948, because on that day, President Truman became the first world leader to recognize the State of Israel after our first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared our independence. That day charted a brilliant future.

Mr. President, I believe that down the decades — and perhaps down the centuries — we will also remember January 28th, 2020, because on this day, you became the first world leader to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over areas in Judea and Samaria that are vital to our security and central to our heritage. (Applause.)

And on this day, you too have charted a brilliant future — a brilliant future for Israelis, Palestinians, and the region — by presenting a realistic path to a durable peace. (Applause.)

Since the moment of its birth, Israel has yearned for peace with our Palestinian neighbors and peace with the broader Arab world. For decades, that peace has proved elusive, despite so many well-intentioned plans. One after the other, they failed. Why did they fail? They failed because they did not strike the right balance between Israel’s vital security and national interests, and the Palestinians’ aspirations for self-determination.

Too many plans tried to pressure Israel to withdraw from vital territory like the Jordan Valley. But you, Mr. President, you recognized that Israel must have sovereignty in the Jordan Valley and the other — (applause) — and other strategic areas of Judea and Samaria.

Rather than pay easy lip service to Israel’s security and simply shut your eyes, hope for the best, you recognized that Israel must have sovereignty in places that enable Israel to defend itself, by itself. (Applause.)

For too long — far too long — the very heart of the Land of Israel where our patriarchs prayed, our prophets preached, and our kings ruled, has been outrageously branded as illegally occupied territory. Well, today, Mr. President, you are puncturing this big lie. (Applause.)

You are recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over all the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, large and small alike. (Applause.)

These, as the distinguished pastors who are here know very well — these are places inscribed in the pages of the Bible. These are places carved into the bedrock of our common civilization: the sacred tomb in Hebron where the fathers and mothers of the Jewish people are buried; Bethel, where Jacob dreamed of a ladder ascending to the heavens; Shiloh, where the Ark of the Covenant that held the Ten Commandments for 10 century — for 10 century. For — sorry, for centuries. That’s what happened in Shiloh.

Thanks to you, Mr. President, these areas and so many others that, for millennia, have been etched in the soul of the Jewish people and have fired the imaginations of millions of people around the world and across the world — these areas will now be recognized by the United States as a permanent part of the Jewish State. (Applause.)

Mr. President, because of this historic recognition, and because I believe your peace plan strikes the right balance where other plans have failed, I’ve agreed to negotiate peace with the Palestinians on the basis of your peace plan. (Applause.)

It’s a great plan for Israel. It’s a great plan for peace. Frankly, Mr. President, given all that you have already done for Israel, I’m not surprised. You have been the greatest friend that Israel has ever had in the White House. (Applause.) Frankly, though we’ve had some great, outstanding friends in these halls, it’s not even close. (Applause.)

Your historic decisions to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights; to reaffirm Israel’s legal claims in Judea and Samaria; to stand up to Iran; to pull out of that dangerous Iran deal; to confront — “confront” is not the word — to eliminate Qasem Soleimani — (applause); to support and encourage unbelievable cooperation between Israel and the United States in the military and strategic and intelligence fields — all this bear testament to the friendship and depth of your leadership and commitment to Israel.

From our very first meeting here in the White House three years ago, you repeatedly made clear your commitment to help Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians and peace with the rest of the Arab world.

Mr. President, I share that commitment, and I look forward to working with you to achieve a peace the will protect Israel’s security, provide the Palestinians with dignity and their own national life, and improve Israel’s relations with the Arab world.

Your peace plan advances all these goals. First, it addresses the root cause of the conflict by insisting that the Palestinians will finally have to recognize Israel as the Jewish State. (Applause.)

Second, it stipulates that Israel will retain security control in the entire area west of the Jordan River, thereby giving Israel a permanent eastern border — a permanent eastern border to defend ourselves across our longest border. This is something we’ve longed to have. (Applause.) We now have such a recognized boundary.

Third, your plan calls for Hamas to be disarmed and for Gaza to be demilitarized. (Applause.)

Fourth, it makes clear that the Palestinian refugee problem must be solved outside the State of Israel. (Applause.)

Fifth, it calls for our ancient capital, Jerusalem, to remain united under Israel’s sovereignty. (Applause.) It, of course, ensures that religious sites remain accessible to all faiths. And it maintains the status quo on the Temple Mount.

Sixth, your plan does not uproot anyone from their homes — Israelis and Palestinians alike. Instead, it proposes innovative solutions whereby Israelis will be connected to Israel and whereby Palestinians will also be connected to one another. This is — it helps if you have these real estate people, you know? (Laughter.) They — they can come up with —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s true.

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: — they can come up with things normal human beings don’t think about. (Laughter.) And they have.

Mr. President, Israel wants the Palestinians to have a better life. We want them to have a future of national dignity, prosperity, and hope. Your peace plan offers the Palestinians
such a future. Your peace plan offers the Palestinians a pathway to a future state.

I know that it may take them a very long time to reach the end of that path. It may even take them a very long time to get to the beginning of that path. But if the Palestinians are genuinely prepared to take that path, if they’re genuinely prepared to make peace with the Jewish State, and if they agree to abide by all the conditions you have put forward in your plan, Israel will be there. Israel will be prepared to negotiate peace right away. (Applause.)

Regardless of the Palestinian decision, Israel will preserve the path of peace in the coming years. For at least four years, Israel will maintain the status quo in areas that your plan does not designate as being part of Israel in the future.

At the same time, Israel will apply its laws to the Jordan Valley, to all the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, and to other areas that your plan designates as part of Israel and which the United States has agreed to recognize as part of Israel. (Applause.) I like that.

This decision will protect Israel’s security, ensure Israel’s national interest, and leave open the possibility of a political settlement with the Palestinians in the coming years.

Mr. President, I hope the Palestinians embrace your vision of peace — embrace the plan that you and your team and us worked so hard to achieve. I hope that they seize the opportunity offered by your sweeping economic plan. I’ve read it. It takes enormous talent to reject $50 billion worth of investment. I know what that does to an economy. I know what it will do to Palestinian lives. I know what it will do to the youth of the region. I hope that the Palestinians embrace this and build, with Israel, a future of prosperity and peace.

I also hope that our other Arab neighbors embrace your vision and forge a path of reconciliation with Israel that can create for all of us a brilliant future.

Mr. President, I want to congratulate your fantastic team — there’s no other word — your fantastic peace team for all their work.

Jason Greenblatt. (Applause.) Thank you, Jason, for the terrific job you did as America’s peace envoy for nearly three years.

Avi Berkowitz, thank you for stepping out — (applause) –- thank you, Avi, for stepping out from your important behind-the-roles scene –- behind-the-scenes role and ably working in those past few months to get this plan done.

Ambassador David Friedman. Thank you, David. (Applause.) Thank you for your essential contribution to this effort and for the terrific job you do every day to strengthen the great alliance between Israel and America. (Applause.)

And, Jared Kushner, without your wisdom, your persistence, your resolve, this day would have never come. (Applause.) I know how much the Jewish future means to you and to your family. Well, Jared, today you have helped secure that future. The Jewish State owes you and it owes President Trump an eternal debt of gratitude. (Applause.)

Mr. President, on that historic day of May 14th, 1948, both David Ben-Gurion and President Truman had a fateful decision to make. Many argued that Ben-Gurion should not declare Israel’s independence. Many argued that President Truman should not recognize the Jewish State. But both leaders understood the magnitude of the hour. They seized the moment and they changed history.

Like you, Mr. President, I understand the magnitude of this moment. With you, Mr. President, I am prepared to seize the moment and change history. I know that there will be opposition; there’s always opposition. I know there will be many obstacles along the way — much criticism. But we have an old Jewish saying: “If not now, when? And if not us, who?” (Speaks Hebrew.)

Mr. President, your deal of the century is the opportunity of the century. And rest assured Israel will not miss this opportunity.

Mr. President, Donald: Israel is blessed to have your friendship and your powerful leadership. And Israel is blessed to have the friendship of the greatest power on Earth, the United States of America.

May God bless America. (Applause.) May God bless Israel. (Applause.) And may God bless us all with security, prosperity, and peace. Thank you. (Applause.)

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91 Responses to President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu Remarks on New Peace Proposal – Video and Transcript…

  1. frances says:

    Dead on arrival.

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  2. Pedro Morales says:

    POTUS does not look worried about impeachment for those keeping score.

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  3. M. B. Lamar says:

    May the Lord bless you and keep you, President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord turn his face to you, and give you peace.

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  4. “With the ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Oman .. ”

    but not Saudi Arabia .. and you know they were asked.

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  5. This is what happened when POTUS introduced Pompeo..I think Trump was impressed:

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      I would LOVE to hear Pompeo in a profanity-laden tirade on an NPR reporter, but unfortunately cannot find any recording of it. I hope that woman has nightmares the rest of her life.

      Subsequent to that, another NPR reporter has been removed from SoS Pompeo’s trip abroad. Get ’em out…and take their coats! 😀

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      • bessie2003 says:

        Don’t believe there is a recording of it, since it was supposed to be ‘off the record.

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          One never knows what will surface these days, but so far it’s just her recounting of the conversation. And no way do I trust her!

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          • I hope he did tell her off…about time those on our side started pushing back, like Senator Martha McSally and Ted Cruz did. The so-called journalists think they can treat non-Democrats with disrespect with no consequences.

            I’m glad he kicked NPR off his plane; and why us it called National Public Radio…it doesn’t represent me and i am a member of the public. All their funding comes from the left…the left is only 24% of the public (per Gallup polling)…that’s not the public. Call themselves National Elitist Radio, that’s more accurate.

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      • Isnt it time to remove taxpayer support for Nanny Propaganda Radio?

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    • Alex Pazzo says:

      Lol made the whole room stand, like a priest at mass

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  6. Bendix says:

    Our president is not a normal human being.
    Strangely, it doesn’t bother me that Israel’s Prime Minister said that.

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  7. InAz says:

    The two moslems in Congress will attack the peace proposal very soon. And attack President Trump

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  8. iSapiens says:

    This proposal was designed to be rejected. The Arabs would reject any deal, so why not make one of diminishing returns:

    The US recognizes the territory that goes to Israel. Israeli Law will apply there.

    If the Arabs approve the deal then they get what’s in the proposal. They have 4-5 years to decide.

    After said 5 years pass, there might be a new proposal. It will be worse than this one, because the Israelis will keep what was given.

    Imagine what the next deal will be. And next time there will be some uprooting of populations.

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    • RJ says:

      I think you read that game right, the Palestinians have been given the best olive branch they will see while Trump is in office. My hunch is violence will be the tool Abbas will use which will give the Israelis a golden opportunity, if they take it.

      Meanwhile Trump’s eyes will be on Iran. No matter what, Trump intends to change the dynamics within the so called Middle East. He missed a shot to take out Iran’s nuke systems of manufacturing, etc. when those missiles landed in Iraq, I don’t think he will make that mistake a second time.

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  9. rondo123456 says:

    Prof. Moshe Sharon explains how to negoatiate with Arabs.

    https://archives.frontpagemag.com/fpm/what-trump-needs-say-abbas-gideon-israel/

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    • John says:

      Excellent article. It appears as if a lasting peace between “Equals” is impossible if any participant is Muslim.

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    • RJ says:

      Time to read Eric Hoffer’s “The True Believer” once more. That is one hell of an article on Prof. Sharon’s thoughts and beliefs from his experiences with the Arab world. I am grateful you posted the article address. Thank you. Know your enemy is sage advice.

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  10. Jim in TN says:

    Carter’s peace deal was basically two supplicants who had already agreed but wanted lots of money to make things happen.

    Clinton strong armed the Israelis into giving away 97% of what the arabs asked for, but it wasn’t enough.

    Here we start out conceding two states. (Jordan was the original Palestinian state, so technically it is three states.) And include a massive bribe.

    I just don’t think it will happen. The goal is to eradicate Israel and to exterminate all interlopers. They have tied those goals into religion and history. And secure in their evil, they have built up a corrupt system to fleece their people and blame their enemies.

    They can’t relent in the slightest without being replaced by someone who will more ruthlessly pursue those evil corrupt goals. Will the Palestinian people overthrow both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority? And put moderates in control in their place? Can those moderates prevent the next evil from ousting and replacing them?

    I hope Trump can find a way out of this nightmare. A way to bring the Palestinian people along the path of peace.

    But until then, all we do is force the Israelis to give away the store. Then go back and force them to give away more. And then go back and …

    And that is just to start the negotiations.

    Meanwhile, the Palestinians take, take, take and kill, kill, kill. We reward them, and they go back and do it again. Meanwhile, they keep their people miserable and use that misery. Just so they can keep taking, taking, taking and killing, killing, killing, without end.

    We need to stop this cycle, not feed it.

    But pie in the sky wishful thinking,
    And dreams of glory,
    And Arab relations,
    And idiot Europeans,
    All combine to keep it going,
    Give away, take and kill,
    Rinse and repeat,
    Give away, take and kill,
    Give away, take and kill.
    Again, and again, and again …

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    • Maquis says:

      If the poor poor pitiful Pals refuse this Peace, punishment will befall them, and they will not be invited to negotiate the terms thereof.

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    • Dutchman says:

      “I hope Trump can find a way out of this nightmare. A way to bring the Palestinian people along the path of peace.”

      If anybody can, and with Gods hand on his shoulder, HE can.

      He KNOWS negotiation, and he knows real estate. Some day, the senseless killing has to stop. Maybe the palestinians are as tired of it as everyone else.

      Let us pray for a positive negotiation and ultimately, agreement.

      He has stopped U.S. funding to Palestinians, and I don’t see him as ‘asking’Israel to give and give, as you describe.

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  11. thedoc00 says:

    No matter how futile it may or may not seem, this attempt at a peace plan is preferable to threats, attacks and mobilizing Armies.

    Let’s see what happens with this attempt.

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  12. trialbytruth says:

    Wow whOosh what was that that just went over my head

    Man usually i can figure most things out, especially with visual aids, I am totally lost.

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    • Maquis says:

      The deal secures for Israel the regions vital to her defense. It legitimizes and enables Israel’s securing and ruling of those areas in a fashion that will never be reversed even if the Pals go full derp intifada again rather than accept peace. Israel’s security and hopes for peace are greatly enhanced regardless of the choices of the hateful terroristic monsters that live for bloody hell on earth.

      That much being a de facto reality, the Pals already lost the “first right of refusal” that every other proposal bestowed upon them.

      We will see what happens. In four years President Trump will judge the results and act accordingly, he will not shrug his shoulders as have several decades of lesser leaders.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      0kay did some more study i got it now

      I hope the Gaza West bank tunnel is more figure 0f speech then actual tunnel.

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  13. Maquis says:

    Peace or Perish, Pals, choose wisely.

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  14. Summer says:

    $50 billion might not be enough even for Representatives Tlaib and Omar to accept the novel idea that the Jews are not unclean pigs that must be destroyed in the name of Allah. That’s what the Palestinian school textbooks say anyway. Israel is not even on their maps. The goal is to destroy Israel, not to coexist and benefit from cooperation and goodwill.

    I remain skeptical but I trust President Trump’s vision and the ability to negotiate impossible deals.

    We shall see.

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  15. old deplorable owl says:

    My question is: How are they going to undo Mo Hamhead’s command to make Islam the only “religion” in the world? This ‘plan’ is treating this as a purely socio-economic solution, while ignoring a foundational tenet of Islam. The Israelis, and likely many of the “Palestinians” want peace, but the muzzies’ “holy book” forbids it. Dar-al-islam” is real!

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    • Bluegrass Nana says:

      Amen, Owl. You nailed it. No true peace until Jesus returns.

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      • William the Comptroller says:

        We should all concentrate on knocking out the theological capstone of the inverted tottering pyramid that is islam; the sanctioned murdering of “apostates”.

        Since even the hardest leftist might actually consider the murder of someone purely for leaving a religion a major civil rights violation, ask the biggest “moderate” western imams whether or not the quranic sanction to murder apostates is still a valid teaching or not. If these taqqiya-pedling charlatans then say it is “outdated” or “oh..we have not done that in yeeeeears”; then have them write a public petition to the Pope’s new BFF Sheihk mufti al-Tayyab of al-Ashar in Cairo or Sheikh al-Qawadari in Qatar (the most revered shia theologian) to confirm that, “why yes…it is an archaic teaching that we won’t follow anymore”. That might then start a revolt of those too scared of being killed to finally leave islam in droves of millions, especially women.

        If the big muftis say instead that these commands are STILL valid (and the western imams are “heretics”), then we can show the Islamophilic lefties and feminists that this cult is more evil than even the despised Scientologists.

        If we unite in this campaign in a big way, we will save our descendants another 1000 years of jihad hell and enslavement as brave apostates will then question the other idiotic contradictions and hypocrisy of old Mohammad and his low-IQ followers. We just need to remind everyone that islam is the ONLY “religion” that sanctions killing those who dare leave its foul and BS teachings. Be brave in pointing that out to others every chance you get. #ApostateLivesMatter.

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  16. scrap1ron says:

    Jordan kicked the Palestinians out of Jordan for a reason, they don’t want peace.

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    • Tom22ndState says:

      Yes scrap 1, exactly, and we’ll not even go into papa Assad’s gentle treatment of the Arab refugees aka “Palestinians” who flooded into Syria for shelter, only to make trouble to their newest host.

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  17. bessie2003 says:

    Looks like a very nice beginning.

    Obviously much work to be done, but believe the people themselves are just plain tired of war, and drying up the funding from Iran who keeps their Palestinians riled up, this may just have enough of a hook to get the Palestinian people’s attention.

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  18. There were a couple of articles posted on American Thinker over the last year or so, discussing, I believe, a one-state solution, and decrying vain hopes of a two-state solution; but I can’t find them on my computer, where I thought I had saved them, nor do I remember anything about them, off the top of my head.

    So, after reading the few other comments here, I would only add…maybe we should see how Trump is going to solve our own Left-Right impasse, or even how to deal with the Insane Left itself.

    Before worrying about THIS plan.

    Of course, BOTH problems, one foreign and one domestic, hinge upon dealing with Islam…which, as I and I alone learned (as one tiny by-product of finding the single origin of ALL the “ancient mysteries, the greatest discovery in history) means “No Peace” (no, it doesn’t mean “surrender”, although admittedly there would not seem to be much difference between the two — it’s just that my translation is older and truer, i.e. more in keeping with truly ancient, and still-sharp understanding).

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    • Climate Heretic says:

      Run a search in your browser for ‘American Thinker Ted Belman Palestinian solution’ or use this link https://www.americanthinker.com/author/ted_belman/.

      Two articles witch I think are most relevant are:

      1) The 100-year betrayal of Israel by the West.
      2) The Jordan Option.

      These articles blew my mind apart and I was not familiar with the Israel and Palestinian conflict. Except for what was reported on main stream media.

      These articles originate from http://www.israpundit.com/ Ted Belman runs this website. I hope this helps you.

      Regards
      Climate Heretic

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  19. trump20162024 says:

    To my many Jewish friends, some of whom still do not appreciate the Trumpster and his strong support of Israel, I say it is time for all of you to rally to our cause.

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  20. ChampagneReady says:

    I can’t stand the way they put those telepromters to the side so it makes it looks like he looking out of the corner of his eye when he’s reading.

    They should put it right in the CENTER so it looks like he’s talking to the CAMERA. I don’t know why his handlers can’t figure that out. It can be placed low enough so that it wouldn’t block him and it would make him look like he’s talking directly to US.. This makes him look like he’s trying to sneak peaks at what he’s supposed to say.

    I hate it !

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  21. wtd says:

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says “a thousand no’s” to the Mideast peace plan announced by President Donald Trump

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  22. Troublemaker10 says:

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  23. Troublemaker10 says:

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  24. David says:

    Hi dear friends, I am your Israeli friend and a Trump supporter. Here is my analysis:
    After Truman’s recognition of Israel as a state in 1948 this peace plan is second in importance. Trump will enter Israel’s long history as the greatest friend with no second.

    Now, as to the details of the plan itself. It’s a great idea which could work and a lot of thought, creativity and good will went into it but I am sorry to tell you that it’s going to be rejected by the Palestinians without doubt and was already rejected with an insulting tone. After all they rejected better plans before when Arafat their earlier leader was alive and had the power to make real peace. The problem is that what they really want is the complete destruction of Israel, they consider all of israel as an “occupied land”. If they could, they would saluter any one of us which is the reason why Israel’s army is so strong, it has to win every battle.

    So why is it so important?

    Well, it stated that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are Israel’s land and Israel will have a security land along the Jordan River on the East of the West Bank. So now Israel will be able to change the equation and legalize the settlements and instate Israeli law on those areas and the Jorden Vally along the Jordan River. It’s basically a historic opportunity to reestablish it’s eastern borders with its historic land. Remember that the West Bank was called in History “Judea and Samaria”. The word Jew comes from the word Judea (In Hebrew the spelling is almost identical).
    Israel must control the Jordan valley (the East of the West Bank along the Jordan valley) to strategically be able to defend itself.

    So in the next few days Israel is going to pass laws and annex the settlements and Jordan Valley.
    It’s going to basically establish its borders for the first time in decades.

    From now and in the future it will be very hard to any future US President to roll the wheel backwards. Once things are materialized in law and on the ground then it’s hard to roll back.

    So Trump recognized Jerusalem as capital, moved the US embassy to Jerusalem, recognized the northern borders of Israel including the Golan Heights and now helped Israel to get back to its historic biblical borders on the East side, he also rolled back the Iran deal and put new sanctions against them.

    This is like a miracle and was never possible until a leader like Trump appeared. He will be remembered forever!!! Trump is a figure of biblical proportions.

    Good night my friend.

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  25. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Landslide says:

      Lebanon is in opposition also.

      Hope and pray it can work, but the hatred for Israel (among many middle-easterners) is as engrained as our love for America.

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      • Maquis says:

        The virtually fictitious Palestinian people have existed solely to hate Israel and to produce suffering as a festering human wound in the body of Israel, by design of the Arab world who have created such a perverse people that they cannot tolerate having them in their own lands, but now those very nations have an interest in this peace and a stake in a future where these diseased souls have become a liability that no longer profit them.

        The Pals are too narrow minded and short sighted to see that the world has changed around them, their calculus is fatally flawed and they stand naked before the world, though they do not yet realize it.

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  26. Alexander Bocephus Hamilton says:

    Peace, or alternatively we can turn Palestine into Carthage and salt the earth. That work for you, ungrateful terrorist ass lifters?

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  27. Summer says:

    Yes, yes, negotiating with terrorists is a LOT of fun.

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  28. Laurie Walker says:

    It’s obviously a done deal, but I wonder what Netanyahu’s visit to Russia is about.

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  29. Rhi says:

    Title: GOD THREATENS END TIMES JUDGMENT AGAINST NATIONS WHO “DIVIDE” ISRAEL’S LAND

    Because they have divided My land …

    God’s Prophetic End Times Judgment:

    “FOR BEHOLD, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and because they have divided My land.” [Joel 3:1-2; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]

    From this site:
    https://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1806.cfm

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  30. STEM Caveman says:

    Trump was already above 90 percent support in Israel (among Jews), which is interesting because at least 30 percent of those Jews are prog leftists who vote for Labor, or stuff further left than Labor, every single election.

    He will get the last few percentage points of “LIKE” over there, after this.

    Arabs will reject. Bibi hopefully bolstered by this, Gantz will have the same security policies but will bring the globalist progressive disaster back into government.

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  31. William the Comptroller says:

    Islam expert Robert Spencer has a great book out “The Palestinian Delusion” about why there will never be peace with the “Palestinians’. I hope Pres. Trump has read it.

    A funny report from 10/25/2015 the Times of Israel reported that mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussiein declared that the al-Aqsa mosque was built by angels around the time of Adam and had always stood there….30,000 years!! (Not in 705 AD by Abd al-Malik atop the first hut by caliph Omar Bakr in 635 as was noted in travel brochures in the 1930s). Funny that none of the inhabitants of Jerusalem from King David in 1000 BC until the Temple’s destruction in 70 AD mentioned anything in the Bible about that odd building on the south side of the Temple Mount with the little arab men running about salaaming to some odd Yemeni god facing south into an uninhabited stretch of western Arab peninsula by the Red Sea 1800 miles away that was not occupied by people until the 400’s AD. Time to ask muslims WHO saw Mo actually walking around Jerusalem. Time for the Jordanian Salafist Waqf to stop being in charge of the Temple Mount. Time for the bickering Christian orders at the Holy Sepulchre Church to grab the front door key back from the muslim family that has kept it for 500 years and run their own affairs and stop being dhimmis. Time to put Bethlehem back into the control of Israel and tear down all the mosques in that holy town which was recently 80% Christian….now only 10% for “some reason”. Time to show the world the nice million dollar villas on the Mediterranean in Gaza City built with foreign donations but skimmed 50% by Hamas goon squads….or their upscale shopping centers.

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  32. William the Comptroller says:

    It would be great if some enterprising and fearless sappers/ miners could start digging a tunnel in secret in Mecca and dig under the Black Qube and use the zumzum spring water to start a nice slow sink hole……..or high explosives like the opening attack on the Somme….

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  33. jello333 says:

    Proud of Trump for at least trying. Because this region is so messed up you couldn’t blame a president if he just threw up his hands and said “Ain’t even gonna TRY to fix this.” But he must have known that the chances of the Pals agreeing to this was slim to none. I mean, never mind the fact that it’s probably the best deal they’re gonna get. They will NOT, probably not ever, get a true “2-state solution” that gives them a giant chunk of contiguous land. But at least with this plan all their separate areas will be indirectly connected. If I was in their shoes I wouldn’t be thrilled with it either… BUT I hope I’d have enough sense to realize it’s the best we can get, and will give a real chance at peace.

    Oh, and to you ignorant people protesting in the streets and burning effigies of Trump… would you just prefer he said “Forget about the Palestinians, just wipe them out or whatever you want”? Plenty of people feel that way, you know. You do realize that, right? Well, at least Trump is TRYING to do something positive… and all you do is hate on him. 😦

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  34. cattastrophe says:

    Thankfully we have a President who doesn’t throw up his hands and lament about how horrible the reaction has been so why did we bother to go to all that work.

    It’s a much needed well thought out start.

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