Readout of Meeting Between US President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu (Excerpts)

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
May 23, 2017

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on President Trump’s first official visit to Israel as President. The two leaders reaffirmed the special bond between the United States and Israel.


President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu discussed how to move forward with Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. President Trump reaffirmed his belief that peace is possible, not only between Israelis and Palestinians, but throughout large parts of the Middle East. President Trump welcomed the steps that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s security cabinet have taken to improve the Palestinian economy, noting that greater economic opportunity for Palestinians would enhance the prospects for peace.


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