Shift in US Position on Israeli Settlement after King-Trump Summit

تم نشره في Sat 4 February / Feb 2017. 01:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Sat 4 February / Feb 2017. 09:17 PM
  • King during meet with Trump in Washington


WASHINGTON —AlGhad— An unexpected shift in US position on Israeli occupational settlements was evident in US President Donald Trump’s statement on Thursday, criticising Israeli practices, the morning after he and His Majesty King Abdullah II met, who may have influenced Trump’s change of mind, US media concluded.


Notably, the King’s visit is considered a success on a multitude of levels, mainly because of the obvious shift in Trump’s position in the aftermath, according to several US media and newspapers, including the New York Times.


Notably, this is the first visit by an Arab leader to meet with the newly elected US president.


Later this month, Trump is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Moreover, on the relocation of the United States Embassy to the occupied city of Jerusalem, the White House has yet to disclose anything save for the possibility of the two leaders having discussed the topic, whereas the media has already confirmed that the King did indeed address the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Senate on the matter.