Israeli joy at Trump visit, but substance lacking


Yesterday, Mr Trump became the first sitting USA president to visit Jerusalem's Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites.

More work here for body language analysts.

"I talk every place about how great she is and how great you are", Sara told him, according to The Daily Caller. "Making peace, however, will not be easy".

The Knesset held a special session to mark Jerusalem Day. Make up your own minds.

He talked about the dreams of Herzl to create a Jewish state with Jerusalem as its center.

Additionally, the Palestinian president has reportedly made concessions, including giving lands in West Bank to the Israeli side, to push for realization of two-state initiative.

Trump has also shown little interest in upholding some of the fictions of American diplomacy.

It is a trip that has not passed without incident - many of them weird, and plenty of them worthy of further analysis.

At Yad Vashem it was moving after the Trumps lighted the eternal flame. Under my administration you see the difference.

The trip also managed to produce plenty of awkward moments involving Trump and his administration - there were some unfortunate typos, a failed attempt at holding the first lady's hand (which went viral) and two geographic flubs.

Telling allies that Iran is the source of problems "would mean that we have to start coming in and using our military power to settle scores". He built a personal brand and carried it all the way to the White House.

Firstly, calling for a wide embrace of Israel: "a hopeful future for children in the Middle East requires the world to fully recognise the vital role of the State of Israel". The world is waiting.

His speech at the Israel Museum touched on the Jewish connection to the Holy Land, earning applause from the audience, which included Sheldon Adelson, a United States billionaire and active political supporter of both Netanyahu and Trump. "It is also important that its enemies see that embrace". This at a time when the two sides are as far from a deal as they have ever been since 1993, when they first began negotiating. Without it, all the victories and discoveries are mere deeds. The "fake news media" spew constant vile propaganda attacking our president, never having a good word to say about his many accomplishments.

Trump arrived in Bethlehem on Tuesday after weekend meetings with Saudi Arabian leaders in Riyadh, and a meeting in Jerusalem on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He especially loves the Israeli people. He became the first sitting USA president to visit the site in the Israeli-annexed east of the city.

Both he and Trump wore black kippahs, the skull caps worn by religious Jews and by others as a mark of respect. Trump would not permit Netanyahu or any other Israeli to be at the Kotel with him.

Israel occupied the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, in the Six-Day War of 1967. He did not way in Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem or even whether the U.S. would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory.

Tens of thousands gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the city's reunification.