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Trump-Netanyahu Joint Press Conference

Trump-Netanyahu Joint Press Conference

Trump calls on Palestinians to stop incitement.

The press conference is now over. Video below.

Quick Takes: Much warmer relationship than the tense Obama-Bibi appearances, where they could hardly contain their disdain for each other.

Substantively, Trump did exactly what any good mediator would do — not try to impose a solution on the parties. His point was that whatever form a peace deal takes that is acceptable to the parties, it’s acceptable to him.

He also suggested thinking outside the historical box, and there may be opportunities for a regional solution. The media line is that Trump abandoned a two-state solution, but in reality he recognized that past failures to impose an unworkable two-state solution have not worked.

It was interesting that the mainstream media was not called on for questions. And they were all butt-hurt about it, because they wanted to ask Trump about Russia. The questions, however, were on point to the Middle East dispute.

Netanyahu made the point, as he has before, that any peace deal had to include Palestinian recognition of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, and Israeli security control over the entire area west of the Jordan river.

Trump also emphasized that Palestinian incitement, including of children, is one of the core problems.

Here is the full video, followed by tweets during the conference:

https://twitter.com/IsraelBreaking/status/831917624028192768

The MSM was not called on to ask questions. They wanted to turn the press conference into the Russian issue.

https://twitter.com/redsteeze/status/831923110303641600

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Comments

buckeyeminuteman | February 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Finally two world leaders to be proud of!

When asked about the rise in anti Semitism in our country since the election……..DT went off on how many electoral college votes he received and talked about racism.
Deliberately ignoring the anti Semitism question.

    The rise of anti-nativism, which has wrecked havoc globally, Europe, and America, too.

    Russians have replaced Jews in the mine.

    [class] diversity (i.e. judge by the “color of their skin”) is also a progressive condition.

    And, of course, the abortion chambers are still open, despite people swearing: Never again!

    Barry in reply to Lee Jan. | February 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Any rise in antisemitism is entirely the fault of lefties like you. You are the face of hatred of the Jews.

Great to see new media/other media able to ask questions. The old media believes they are the annointed, when they just get a pay check to write about events. Nothing annointed about it.

Also great that new media didn’t ask the same irrelevant tired questions that no one has an interest in, except those in the beltway jockeying for power.

We care about peace, we care about jobs, we care about families. We don’t care to hear anymore about criminals that leaked information about an administration official. Does almost nothing for our lives.

Having watched the news conference it seems to me the biggest comment to come out of it, which the mfm has completely ignored, was Trumps promise that Iran will NEVER become a nuclear armed country!

Wonder why the left has ignored that and instead focused on settlement building?

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