President Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia on Monday, for a 36-hour visit that includes a meeting in the West Bank with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Trump will also meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has scheduled a visit to the Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem and a 15-minute tour of Yad Vashem, the official Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. He’ll then give a speech. The main focus of Trump’s visit, however, is a push to restart stalled peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. When he hosted Abbas at the White House, Trump said Mideast peace is “something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years,” and in an interview with the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom published Sunday, Trump said, “I think we have a very, very good chance of making a deal.” Aides are trying to tamp down expectations.
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