Trump warns Israel that settlements 'complicate' peace hopes

Israel's diabolic plan for Palestine

Israel's diabolic plan for Palestine

Trump, who spoke in an interview with Israel Hayom newspaper, also said that he is not sure Israel and the Palestinians are committed to reaching a peace agreement.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed his grave concern Wednesday for Israel's future, telling an academic conference that the government's ambivalence toward a Palestinian state showed a lack of direction and suggesting that President Donald Trump's unflinching support wasn't necessarily in Israel's best interest.

According to Trump, "both sides will have to make significant compromises in order to achieve a peace deal". "So we are just going to have to see what happens", Trump was quoted as saying.

Germany is one of Israel's closest and most important allies, and Gabriel stressed he was anxious about its path given the prolonged stalemate in peace talks.

"Right now, I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace, they are not looking to make peace".

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He said he believes Israel is demonstrating "great sensitivity" in allowing the freedom to practice diverse religious beliefs at the holy sites that are located in Jerusalem.

He says Jewish West Bank settlements "very much complicate" peacemaking. "It's our only opportunity and it will never happen after this", he asserted.

Trump announced in December that he would formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital and move the USA embassy there from Tel Aviv, a promise several presidential candidates had made over the years but on which none had followed through once in power.

"Russia and Putin will have an important role in this matter, including launching an worldwide peace conference and several important issues that require consultation with all relevant parties until we achieve the interest of the Palestinian people", said Khalidi. Guatemala was one of nine countries that voted with the United States against a United Nations General Assembly resolution in December rejecting any recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "When I think of the likely consequences I think this is more ambivalent", Gabriel said.

"That money is on the table and that money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace", Trump said last month beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "I think they are probably as good as they have ever been".

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