Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trump trip to Israel possibly first flight from Saudi Arabia

Olive Rios, clicklancashire.com

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Trump has retreated from a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, bending to the same diplomatic and security concerns as other presidents who have made similar promises.
President Donald Trump's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv may make history as the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel.
According to the daily Haaretz, Netanyahu flew into a rage after he learned that most of the ministers were planning not to attend the welcome ceremony at Ben-Gurion airport.
President Donald Trump is closing the first leg of his maiden overseas trip.
The landing represented the first direct flight ever between Israel and Saudi Arabia, the first stop of Trump's first global trip as president.
"We will improve our security ties, which we are strengthening on a daily basis".
But the pleasantries apart, also on display was a degree of public diplomacy - pointers to some of the issues to be discussed away from the cameras. ...

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