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>> President Trump is wrapping up his trip to the Middle East. He's begun his day with a visit to the West Bank city of Bethlehem where he's been holding meetings with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. I'm Reuters correspondent, Emily Whither, in Jerusalem.>> I extend my deepest condolences.
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>> Both leaders began the press conference by condemning the attack in Manchester and paying tribute to the victims. The US President, Donald Trump, calling those behind these kinds of attacks losers. Trump, as he has throughout this trip to the Middle East, repeated his calls for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
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We haven't quite heard any detail on just how he's going to achieve that, but Trump sees himself as the ultimate deal maker. He has admitted that this is going to be a very tough deal but he believes that eventually the two sides will reach some kind of agreement.
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Those before President Donald Trump have tried and failed to broker an agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and there's no indication that the situation is any different on the ground than it was several years ago when the latest rounds of peace talks failed between the two sides.
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There are still major sticking points that have not been resolved. The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, mentioning one of them in that press conference in Bethlehem. He repeated that the Palestinians see East Jerusalem as their capital of any future state of Palestine, something that the Israelis still dispute. A day of rage has been called today by the Palestinian Prisoners Committee.
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Thousands of Palestinians are striking in Israeli jails on hunger strike over conditions. And there have been angry protests in the West Bank and also in Gaza over Trump's visit and those Palestinian prisoners. And while President Trump has made all the right noises, he's visited the sites that were expected, and to an extent said what people have wanted to hear when it comes to peace between the Israeli's and the Palestinians, there hasn't been much detail.
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And so many here are skeptical that he will make any difference in this region.