Palestinian President voices commitment to two-state solution

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Trump's comments came before meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem as part of a two-day visit to Israel meant to jump-start the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and unite the Middle East in the fight against terrorism.

US President Donald Trump (L) speaks during a joint statment with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin at the President's House on May 22, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces on Wednesday as Israeli demonstrators marched through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half.

"In so doing we will all enjoy a safer and brighter future and a safer and brighter world", he said after holding talks with the Palestinian president in Bethlehem. And everywhere, all across Palestine, families, mothers of prisoners, suffer from being denied visits to their children.

Trump was warmly welcomed today in Bethlehem by President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority.

In his first attempt at shuttle diplomacy, Mr. Trump met on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to strike a peace deal with the Palestinian Authority. If negotiations were to resume, they needed to be about the core issues, not talks about talks, he said.

Abbas reiterated his call for a two-state solution to the conflict, including an independent Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital.

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Emerging from an historic session with Mr. Abbas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Mr. Trump said he believes that Palestinians and Israelis can "forge peace and bring new hope to the region".

The so-called two-state solution - meaning an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel - has always been the basis of US policy but Trump suggested in February he was no longer wedded to it.

"He did not want to wade into any thorny issues", Estrin said, noting the president did not reference controversial issues like Israeli settlements or his campaign promise to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"So many young handsome, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life", said Trump at a press conference.

"The Saudi initiative includes a demand for full Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders and the absorption of millions of Palestinian" refugees" into Israel.

Ahead of his visit to the Middle East, the second leg of a nine-day tour that began in Saudi Arabia and will move on to the Vatican, Italy and Belgium, administration officials indicated that Trump might talk about "Palestinian self-determination", a nod towards the ultimate objective of statehood.

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