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>> President Donald Trump refers to it as the ultimate deal, that long imagined breakthrough to peace between Israel and the Palestinians. One that has eluded every US President for some 50 years.>> President Trump and I see eye to eye->> But you'll need is really Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on board and at the table.
A prospect by no means guaranteed, as Netanyahu holds his first talks with Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday. Netanyahu has sidestepped recent questions on whether he supports the creation of a Palestinian state, viewed by many as the cornerstone of any eventual agreement. Diplomatic correspondent Ashad Mohammed. He has in the past said explicitly that he would not permit a Palestinian state to be created on his watch.
That was on 2105 before an election. A couple of days after the election, he backed away from that. So it's perfectly possible that he's just positioning himself and that is real stances on issues haven't actually changed particularly.>> But the idea of a new push for peace is imbuing Wednesday's meeting with an extra dose of expectation.
Trump, having bashed former President Obama relentlessly on Israel, is starting to sound more like him. Waving a caution flag on new Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and wavering on a pledge to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is viewed as provocative by much of the Arab world.
>> During the campaign, Trump was fiercely supportive of Israel and made very clear that he was gonna do a lot of things for the state of Israel that other Presidents have not done. He's began to back away from those positions. The White House says that it's studying whether or not to move the embassy.
The White House has also very gently began speaking critically of Israeli settlement building, and that is something of a change for Trump. So it seems like the Trump administration is a little pro Israeli in fact than it was in the campaign.>> Waiting in the background, Jared Kushner, Trump's son in law and senior advisor, who's family has deep tights to Israel and Netanyahu.
Once even sleeping in Kushner's bedroom during a visit to the United States. Trump has said he'll make Kushner his Middle Easy envoy. Hoping that 36 year old can succeed where so many others have tried and failed