Tag Archive for Trump’s visit

Trump wearing skullcap at Western Wall repudiates UN’s anti-Semitic resolutions on Jerusalem


President Trump’s visit to the Western Wall wearing a kippa, even without Netanyahu’s company, was a clear repudiation of the United Nation’s Palestinian initiated resolutions on Jerusalem.

By Israel Today Staff


When US President Donald Trump visited the Western Wall sporting a kippa (yarmulka), it was a clear affirmation that the site is as the Jews say – Judaism’s holiest shrine.

Netanyahu & Trump – Photo: Kobi Gideon/PMO

And, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu subsequently pointed out, that was a clear repudiation of the position recently taken by the United Nations.

During a Knesset session marking the 50th anniversary of Israel’s liberation of the eastern side of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, Netanyahu stated:

Trump’s visit “destroyed UNESCO’s propaganda and lies.” Continue Reading »

Hamas: Trump’s comments on Jewish ties to Jerusalem, “racist,” “counterfeit history”


After the US President called the ties of the Jewish people to Jerusalem “ancient and eternal,” Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum referred to President Trump’s speech in Israel as “racist” and “counterfeit history” that was “installing the pillars of a new Israeli apartheid system, encouraging hatred of the Palestinian people.”
– Watch President Trump’s Speech with PM Netanyahu

By i24NEWS


A spokesperson for the Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas on Tuesday, called a speech by US president Donald Trump in Israel earlier, “racist” and “counterfeit history” after saying Jerusalem had “ancient and eternal” Jewish ties.

Earlier on Tuesday, the US president said the “ties of the Jewish people to this Holy Land are ancient and eternal,” in a speech given at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

President Trump’s Israel visit included THREE historical firsts


If President Trump’s first foreign diplomatic trip to Israel seems short, or less ‘presidential’ than previous visits, you need to take a closer look.

By Phillip Pasmanick


U.S. President Donald Trump landed in Israel on Monday afternoon, and immediately made history. Air Force One’s flight to the Jewish State was the first flight to have a publicized flight plan to successfully fly directly from Saudi Arabia to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport.

Air Force One lands in Israel – Screenshot from Israel TV Channel 1

On board were two Jewish passengers, of whom one was known to Saudi authorities to have most likely visited Israel in the past. Continue Reading »

Abbas willing to offer significant land swap with Israel in tomorrow’s Trump talks


A plan first proposed by Olmert in 2008 where Arabs renounce 6.5% of lands with Jewish presence, but under their political control, is now acceptable for land swaps according to a Palestinian source. 

By Mordechai Sones


PA President Mahmoud Abbas will present a plan by which the Arabs renounce 6.5 percent of the lands under their political control to Israel, three times as much as previously offered, during US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel tomorrow (Tuesday), Middle East Eyereported.

The MEE quoted a PA official close to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as saying that the proposal excludes Jerusalem and appears to cement the vision of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: “Fifty years ago, we didn’t occupy, we liberated” Jerusalem


PM Netanyahu vows Israel ‘will continue to build in our capital’ Jerusalem, and reiterate positions on several key issues, just a day prior to US President Trump’s visit to Israel’s reunited capital.

By i24NEWS


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday that Israel would continue to build in “our capital” Jerusalem, declaring his country’s unquestionable sovereignty over the entirety of the city, including east Jerusalem and its holy sites such as the Western Wall and Temple Mount.

Jerusalem celebrates 50 years of reunification – Photo: Nir Barkat/Twitter

Netanyahu was speaking at a ceremony ahead of Jerusalem Day, which commemorates the re-unification of the city following the 1967 Six Day War in which Israel annexed east Jerusalem in a move not recognized by the international community. Continue Reading »

Hamas: “The statement describing Hamas as a terror group is rejected and is a distortion”


The Islamist Palestinian terrorist group that controls Gaza is steaming over being lumped together with ISIS & Hezbollah by President Trump in his Riyadh speech.
– WATCH President Trump’s speech.

By Ynetnews & Reuters


The Islamist Palestinian group that controls the Gaza Strip on Sunday rejected US President Donald Trump’s linking it to terrorism and said his description of the group showed his “complete bias” towards Israel.

Trump addressed the leaders of 55 Muslim (majority) countries in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and said they must take the lead in combating radicalization.

“The true toll of ISIS, al-Qaida, Hezbollah, Hamas, and so many others, must be counted not only in the number of dead. Continue Reading »

Trump interview: Peace may “come about much sooner than anybody has ever projected.”


U.S. President Donald Trump said in an exclusive interview with Israel Hayom, “I love the people of Israel, I am working very hard to finally have peace for Israel and the Palestinians”
• Trump admitted he hasn’t yet ruled out visiting the Western Wall with PM Netanyahu.

By Boaz Bismuth


U.S. President Donald Trump has not yet decided who will accompany him to the Western Wall during his upcoming visit to Israel, but he told Israel Hayom in an exclusive interview Thursday: “We have great respect and friendship for [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.”

Israel Hayom Editor-in-Chief Boaz Bismuth and U.S.

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President Trump drops visit to Ramallah, will meet Abbas in Bethlehem


According to a Trump administration official, a meeting in Ramallah would be making a statement that could be interpreted in undesirable ways, so the PA autocrat will be met in Bethlehem instead.

By Nitzan Keidar


An official in the Trump administration told Arutz Sheva today that US President Donald Trump is not interested in visiting Ramallah during his upcoming visit to Israel.

According to the official, a meeting in Ramallah would be making a statement, and the President’s advisers have recommended against any statement that could be interpreted in undesirable ways.

Israel’s PM Netanyahu, U.S. President Trump, PA autocrat Abbas

Trump’s staff responsible for coordinating his trip agreed with the PA that the President would instead meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. Continue Reading »

Air Force One, Black Hawks and C-17s transports headed to Ben-Gurion Int’l Airport


Ben-Gurion Int’l Airport is preparing for the US president on Monday with 40 transport planes scheduled to arrive Thursday carrying Black Hawk helicopters and a limousine nicknamed, ‘The Beast.’

By Itay Blumental


The Israel Airports Authority and the Defense Ministry are preparing for a reception for Donald Trump on Monday, when two Air Force One planes will be landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport.

Air Force One at Ben Gurion Airport – Facebook

An American convoy in charge of the airport ceremony arrived at the airport on Wednesday morning, and on Thursday afternoon, some 40 US Army transport planes are expected to arrive. Continue Reading »

Trump Administration disassociates itself from diplomat’s Western Wall comments


White House issues prompt and decisive response: Remarks made earlier today by American diplomats in Israel that suggested the Western Wall is not part of Israel, “do not reflect the U.S. position, and certainly not the President’s position.”

By Nitsan Keidar


The White House on Monday disassociated itself from remarks by American diplomats, who told representatives of the Prime Minister’s Office that the Western Wall is not part of Israel but rather part of the “West Bank”.

“These comments, if true, were not authorized by the White House. They do not reflect the U.S. position, and certainly not the President’s position,” a White House spokesman told Haaretz. Continue Reading »

Israel assigns 10,000 Police officers to secure President Trump’s visit to the Jewish State


After his arrival ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport, outside of Tel Aviv, U.S. President Trump will be flown by helicopter to Jerusalem to visit the Old City and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum before checking into the King David Hotel’s presidential suite.



More than 10,000 police officers will take part in securing the two-day visit of US President Donald Trump, expected to take place on May 22-23.

Trump will arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport, whence he will fly by helicopter to Jerusalem to visit the Old City and Yad Vashem, and sleep in the King David Hotel’s presidential suite. Continue Reading »

Preempting President Trump’s visit to Israel, Jordan & Egypt declare E. Jerusalem ‘capital of Palestine’


In anticipation to President Trump’s arrival, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan & Egypt claim to promote a peace deal at a meeting in Amman, and expressed opposition to “unilateral steps in Jerusalem,” but went on to declare east Jerusalem ‘capital of Palestine.’

By Roi Kais, Elior Levy and Moran Azulay


In anticipation of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and Saudi Arabia, pressure is mounting on him to start a diplomatic process and leave the American Embassy in Tel Aviv. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday told NBC’s Meet the Press that the though US Embassy would move to Jerusalem, the president wanted to know how such a move would affect the peace process. Continue Reading »

US airlift begins to arrive in Israel for President Trump’s visit to Jerusalem


Huge transport aircraft have begun to arrive in Israel, carrying hundreds of tons of safety equipment, electronics, and assorted vehicles etc. ahead of US President Trump’s upcoming visit.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Approximately 30 C-17 US transport aircraft will land in Israel, carrying hundreds of tons of equipment, cars, and people in preparation for US President Donald Trump’s presidential visit to Israel, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

Presidential State Car of the United States, also known as Cadillac One or affectionately as ‘the beast’. – Photo: US Gov’t Dept. of Homeland Security

The airlift is a complex logistical operation, which includes bringing 56 vehicles, including 14 limousines, to Israel. Continue Reading »

Sharp White House eyes save Trump from Palestinian ambush in “Pallywood production”


BUSTED: Officials working for the Palestinian Authority despot Mahmoud Abbas, connived in a covert photo-op ‘ambush’ of President Trump with the grave of arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat centered clearly in a propaganda inspired photograph.

By David Rosenberg


President Donald Trump is slated to visit Israel from May 22nd to 23rd, during celebrations for 50 years of Jerusalem’s reunification, his first state visit to Israel as president, during which time he is tentatively scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah.

While state visits to the Palestinian Authority leadership in Ramallah have become an established feature of visits to Israel by senior Western leaders, PA officials apparently had something bigger and less innocuous planned than the typical meet-and-greet. Continue Reading »

Trump’s Israel visit coincides with 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification


US President Donald Trump’s first visit to Israel, which includes family and a thousand person entourage, could include a speech at the ancient desert fortress Masada, something that’s in line with Trump’s grandiose style.

By i24NEWS


US President Donald Trump is considering delivering a speech from the ancient desert fortress of Masada during an upcoming visit to Israel, i24NEWS has learned.

A source told i24NEWS that some Israeli officials have expressed reservations over the choice of Masada for an address by a US President, but added that the site — an ancient fortress situated atop a 400 meter (1,300 foot) high rock cliff — seems in line with Trump’s grandiose style. Continue Reading »