Photo: President Donald Trump and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia talk together during ceremonies, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Royal Court Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo Shealah Craighead)
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Today, President Trump was in Israel, where he met with Benjamin Netanyahu. At his home after the meeting, Netanyahu said he appreciates America's hostile new policy toward Iran, saying that for the first time in years he, he has "real hope for change." President Trump said "a new partnership" could make possible what he called, the toughest deal of all, peace in the Middle East.
Tal Shalev, political correspondent for the Israeli website Walla News, has more on today's visit.
Before his election, Donald Trump accused Saudi Arabia of complicity in the 911 attacks. In Riyadh, the President called it a “magnificent” and “sacred land.” The Saudis were glad to see the last of Barack Obama, and happy about a multi-billion-dollar weapons deal without any lectures about human rights.
Mr. Trump denounced Islamic terrorists,” and said defeating them will be up to Muslim countries. Today he’s in Israel before moving on to the Vatican and a meeting of NATO. Will his foreign trip help ease international fears about the chaos in Washington?
Susan Glasser, Politico (@sbg1)
Shadi Hamid, Brookings Institution (@shadihamid)
Hussein Ibish, Arab Gulf States Institute / International New York Times (@Ibishblog)
Barbara Slavin, Atlantic Council / Al-Monitor (@barbaraslavin1)
Adam Coogle, Human Rights Watch (@cooglea)
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