President Donald Trump’s current MidEast foray is going great.
He’s earning rave reviews from observers on the left, the right, and in-between. The President is hearing cheers from the Muslim majority nations of the Middle East and he’s being embraced warmly, and thankfully by the citizens of Israel. The trip could not be proceeding better, even as here at home, the left continues their unhinged push to undermine and even impeach the President.
Early Tuesday morning the President was at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum, where he delivered a moving and respectful speech remembering the many innocents murdered during the Holocaust.
President Trump also became the first sitting US President to visit the Western Wall, where he prayed and left a note in the wall.
The President also delivered a joint-statement with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin where the two men both spoke openly of the commitment that each of our nations (Israel and the USA) have toward each other. They also spoke warmly of our relationship, and optimistically of our shared hopes for the future.
On my first trip overseas, I have come to this ancient land to reaffirm the enduring friendship between the United States and the state of Israel and it will always be enduring. And that’s number one for me.
We are not only longtime friends; we are great allies and partners. We stand together always.
This moment in history calls for us to strengthen our
cooperation, as both Israel and America face common threats from ISIS
and other terrorist groups to countries like Iran that sponsor
terrorism and fund and foment terrible violence, not only here, but
all over the world.
Together we can work to end the scourge of violence that has
taken so many lives here in Israel and around the world.
Most importantly, the United States and Israel can declare with
one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon
— never, ever — and must cease its deadly funding, training and
equipping of terrorists and militias. And it must cease immediately.
On those issues, there’s a strong consensus among the nations of
the world, including many in the Muslim world. I was deeply
encouraged by my conversations with Muslim world leaders in Saudi
Arabia, including King Salman, who I spoke to at great length. King
Salman feels very strongly, and I can tell you would love to see peace
between Israel and the Palestinians.
Many express their resolve to help end terrorism and the spread
of radicalization. Many Muslim nations have already taken steps to
begin following through on this commitment. There is a growing
realization among your Arab neighbors that they have common cause with
you in the threat posed by Iran. And it is indeed a threat. There is
no question about that.
I thank both you and Prime Minister Netanyahu for your commitment
to achieving peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. I also
look forward to discussing the peace process with Palestinian
Young Israeli and Palestinian children deserve to grow up in
safety and to follow their dreams free from the violence that has
destroyed so many lives.
The United States and Israel can also bring safety and greater
prosperity to our people through stronger ties of trade and commerce.
Already our two countries do a great deal of business together. We
have a strong foundation on which to build an even closer trading
relationship that benefits both of our countries…
Today, we have so many incredible opportunities before us, and my
hope for this visit is that we seize every single one of them. I am
thrilled to be here on behalf of the American people. I know Israel
and America share the same goals and I have great confidence that we
can achieve tremendous success together, we can achieve all of our
You can see a full transcript of the remarks of both leaders at RCP.