U.S. President Donald Trump recently held a conference with Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and while talking about the Israel-Palestinian peace agreement, Trump said that ‘we will get it done’ and that he wants to prove that there can be peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Flaunting his deal-making prowess over Mr Trumps first meeting with veteran Palestinian leader, the candid American leader marked the start of an ‘ambitious’ or rather ‘quixotic’ presidential effort. That is so emblematic ‘Mr Trump’. During the meeting, he stated that, “We’ll start a process which hopefully will lead to peace. Over the course of my lifetime, I’ve always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Let’s see if we can prove them wrong, OK?”. Okay?
A real estate and casino mogul who settled down for the presidency largely on the promise of his negotiation skills and said that he would be a mediator and a facilitator for peace. Trump said that he personally thinks it is probably not as tough as people believe it is. Rewind a few days back when respected Mr Trump said that he thought presidency would be easier.
He said both sides should be willing to participate in direct negotiations. “There’s such hatred, but hopefully there won’t be such hatred for very long,” said Mr Trump, speaking alongside Mr Abbas in the Roosevelt Room after their meeting. Mr. Abbas while praising him said his act as “courageous stewardship” and “wisdom” which he said had given Palestinians “hope”.