Trump Says He May Attend Jerusalem Embassy Opening

Trailed by legal woes Benjamin Netanyahu to meet 'true friend' Donald Trump

Trump supporters in both countries praised his decision to recognize the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, with plans to move the USA embassy to that city from Tel Aviv.

Such a visit would risk pouring gasoline on an already enflamed situation and curb the U.S. claims to be an independent broker in the peace process.

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will hold talks on Monday that offer a chance to project a common front against Iran but are expected to do little to advance seemingly stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects.

President Donald Trump signaled Monday he might visit Jerusalem to mark the opening of the USA embassy there in May.

Netanyahu arrived in the United States over the weekend as Washington was gearing up for the annual conference of AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel lobby.

When questioned about a timeline for releasing his "deal of the century" Mideast peace plan, Trump commented that his team is "working on it very hard", adding, "We'll see how it works out with Palestinians, who I think are wanting to come back to the table very badly". There was no apparent evidence for the assertion as the Palestinians aren't even cooperating with US mediation right now.

Netanyahu also praised Trump and thanked him for his support of Israel.

Trump said he had actually given peace hopes by removing Jerusalem as an obstacle in long-stalled negotiations that have collapsed under successive USA administrations of both political parties. "So this gives us a real opportunity for peace". "What's that for? We're going to build an embassy'". "If I can, I will".

"We're looking at coming", Trump said."If I can, I will". Eventually, however, that embassy would have to be expanded to accommodate more than a handful of diplomats. The opening of the USA embassy is planned for May.

Top-selling daily Yediot Aharonot said while Netanyahu was being questioned for five hours at his official Jerusalem residence, Sara was being grilled at national fraud squad headquarters near Tel Aviv.

"The relationship has never been better", Trump said of U.S.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, angered by Trump's Jerusalem move, has refused to engage with the United States on Middle East peace, prompting Trump to delay the rollout of peace proposals.

Trump and Netanyahu are expected to talk about President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran, something they and many lawmakers consider a bad deal. He also said it is promoting de-stabilization in Syria and Lebanon.

"Iran must be stopped", he said.

The judge presiding over the case did not approve a request from the police to prevent them from being interviewed by the media throughout this period, Haaretz reported. During that time, Walla's coverage notably changed to favor the Netanyahu family, and Bezeq was given permission, among other things, to buy the satellite television provider Yes, overriding antitrust issues, and to renege on its commitment to lease out its infrastructure to telecom competitors, so they could provide competing fixed line and internet services. Vice President Mike Pence and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are to address the conference later Monday.

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