Rivlin greets Trump in Israel: We have great expectations from this visit

Ivan Schwartz
May 24, 2017

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. President Trump, understanding that Americans bow only to God, met King Salman of Saudi Arabia with an open hand of friendship and a firm look straight in the eye.

Ross appeared to fall asleep during a speech Trump gave on "Islamist extremism" on Sunday.

Mr Trump abruptly skipped the event on the second day of his trip in Saudi Arabia and the day before he was due to meet with Israeli leaders to negotiate a peace process with Palestine. Rush Limbaugh singled out news that Saudi Arabia and the UAE would commit $100 million to a women's entrepreneurship fund proposed by Ivanka Trump for commendation.

Trump said the opening of the new center "represents a clear declaration that Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combatting radicalization".

The US President has been widely seen as considerably more supportive of Israel than his predecessor Barack Obama. "Yet we will not hear a word about it from America's feminists or the American left".

Trump's visit Monday was laden with religious symbolism.

Embattled at home, the president is making good on his vow to pursue "safety, opportunity, and stability in the war-ravaged Middle East, visiting Riyadh, Jerusalem and Rome, spiritual homes of the world's three dominant religions".

Netanyahu said he hoped an Israeli prime minister could soon make the same flight.

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Several officials, including Education Minister Naftali Bennett, urged Trump to break with decades of USA policy and recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

PJ Media called Trump's day an "encouraging performance".

Israel's enemies aren't only in the Arab world; just last week the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said there's a strong ant-Israel bias at and the United Nations and the body has become the main instrument for attempts to undermine the Jewish State. But Hornik also criticized Trump's comment seemingly confirming that he had disclosed Israeli intelligence to Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Kislyak this month.

Trump is seeking to ease concerns that his policies wouldn't be as beneficial to Israel as once believed. "The issue raised by intelligence experts was that Trump disclosed the information without our ally's intelligence service's knowledge or consent", he wrote.

A senior USA official traveling with Trump said Washington understands what he described as Israel's "completely legitimate" concerns and pledged to help the Jewish state maintain its military advantage.

"It was also disappointing that the president did not mention the refusal of much of the Muslim world to negotiate with and accept Israel as a Jewish state".

The Israeli leader also noted that it was the first time that a US President had chosen to come to Israel during his first foreign trip after taking charge. "W$3 hat was most impressive was the First Lady's gesture of holding the hand of Israel's First Lady, Nechama Rivlin, who carries an oxygen tank due to a respiratory illness", Breitbart's Joel Pollak wrote.

The Obama administration's nuclear negotiations further fueled Gulf nations' worries about Iran's regional intentions, especially as it backs Shiite militias fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and supported the government of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad that many had opposed through supporting rebel groups there.

Other reports by GizPress

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