Day war begets 50 years of conflict for Israel


He also said that U.S. President Donald Trump has adopted the Saudi line on terrorism, which deflects any blame from the kingdom and redirects it toward Iran. Trump has said he'll make a final decision as soon as next week.

Some Israelis we spoke to were critical of the rally's organizers for featuring a message from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the demonstration's center-piece, arguing that the statement read implied that progress is being held up exclusively because of the Israeli leadership's rejection of the two-state solution. And among the Arab states there's an appetite to settle this.

"All children from all faiths deserve a future of hope and peace, a future that does honor to God", he added.

HE condemned terror and expressed confidence that peace could be achieved between Israel, the Palestinians and the wider Arab world.

The fate of the area is an emotional issue at the heart of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

The wrist flick happened while the two were being greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara. "Peace can never take root in a place where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded".

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So far, PA President Mahmoud Abbas has met with Trump three times - in Washington, Riyadh and Bethlehem. Except the Sinai desert, which Israel returned to Egypt following the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty of 1979, Israel has maintained its control over other Arab territories.

The alliance poses multiple dangers. Iran has been fighting organizations like al-Qaeda and other Salafist groups whose ambition is to attack the United States. Israel and the Arab states have for several years been collaborating strategically by sharing intelligence and developing clandestine security cooperation to stop Iran from realising its regional objectives. In a formal exchange of documents between the two countries, one of the US officials participating was a woman.

Second, the absence of Iran, Iraq and Syria from the IMA, and their resolve to resist the Saudi-led efforts to encircle the non-Sunni states by establishing a Sunni-led alliance will deepen the sectarian discord in the Muslim world.

Also, Erekat continued, the Trump administration has not openly stated its "opposition to settlements, and hasn't recognized the fact they are illegal".

Wisdom dictates that the USA should build on the Iran deal, and work with Iran to help bring an end to the horrifying civil war in Syria and stop the senseless proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia in Yemen and Iraq, from which neither side can emerge victorious.