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>> President Trump escaping from a White House under siege for his first big trip abroad Friday. But his visits to Israel and Saudi Arabia will have him wading into the nation's most complex relationships, where there is no margin for error. Deputy Washington Foreign Policy Editor.>> There are two countries with which the United States share a very deep and strategic relationship with, whether it's in intelligence or trade or diplomatic.
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It's basically a way to reset ties with two traditional partners which had been witnessing a very troubled relationship over the past eight years.>> The Saudis are likely to welcome a change in US leadership, feeling former President Obama was too easy on Iran. But they're nervous about Trump's plan to deliver a speech on Islam.
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>> So, of course, given what we have heard Trump say in the past about Islam.>> A total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.>> Talking a lot about combating what he terms as radical Islamic terrorism, and the fact that he is then giving a speech about Islam, has a lot of experts curious.
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There's obviously going to be a lot of comparison invited or not with Obama's famous speech in Cairo at the beginning of his tenure.>> And this cycle of suspicion must end.>> Next, Israel, where Trump's pledged to find a solution to the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians is seen as a long shot.
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>> Perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, let's see if we can prove them wrong.>> Trump tends to speak in broad statements and broad headlines. Doesn't pay so much attention to all of these much more difficult details which really are the things that end up defining how peace talks usually will go or won't go.
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>> Both these relationships have always been difficult for America. And Trump, pummelled after a week of bombshells on his campaign's Russia ties, can't afford any mistakes that might feed the image of a White House struggling to find its way.