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>> US President Donald Trump arriving in Tel Aviv on Monday, in an attempt to revive the decades old peace process between Israeli's and Palestinian's. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, greeting the President as he stepped off Air Force One.>> During my travels in recent days, I have found new reasons for hope.
We have before us a rare opportunity, to bring security, and stability, and peace to this region and to its people. Defeating terrorism and creating a future of harmony, prosperity, and peace. But we can only get there working together. There is no other way.>> Trump will have formal meetings with Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas separately during his two days in the area.
And has vowed to restart dialogue between the parties which officially collapsed three years ago. Even appointing his son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner to spearhead the effort. But he's given little indication of how he would look to achieve it. When he met Netanyahu at the Whitehouse in February, Trump indicated he'd be open to abandoning efforts for a so called two state solution, a cornerstone of past presidencies if a viable alternative was presented.
And when Abbas visited Washington earlier this month, Trump again declined to affirm it. Yet, Trump has postponed a campaign pledge to relocate the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A controversial move that would have given symbolic weight to Israel's side of negotiations, and broken rank with other world powers.
Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia. In a speech before Arab leaders there, he toned down the harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric he has used in the past, in efforts to bolster cooperation against Islamist militants.