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Palestinian and Israeli leaders ready for peace: Trump

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 01:37

After offering condolences to the victims of the UK concert attack, U.S. President Trump says Israelis and Palestinians seek lives of hope for their children and that leaders from both sides are ready to ''reach for peace.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (May 23) that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were prepared to "reach for peace", even as he cautioned that a deal will not be easily achieved. "I had a meeting this morning with President Abbas and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace," Trump said in speech at the Israel Museum. "In my meeting with my very good friend Benjamin, I can tell you also, that he is reaching for peace. He wants peace," he said. "Making peace, however, will not be easy. We all know that. Both sides will face tough decisions. But with determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal."

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Palestinian and Israeli leaders ready for peace: Trump

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 01:37