During a White House visit by Prime Minister Netanyahu on Monday, President Trump said he might travel to Jerusalem for the opening of the American embassy there in May, an event to coincide with the commemoration of Israel’s 70th anniversary on the secuar calendar.
“I may. I may,” Trump said. “We’re looking at coming. If I can, I will.”
Netanyahu praised the president’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as one to remember “through the ages,” comparing him to past gentile leaders—from Cyrus the Great to President Truman—who have had a major impact on the Jewish people.“
On his his administration’s Middle East peace plan, which has been under wraps for several months, Trump said, “We’re working on it very hard. I think we have a very good chance. … The Palestinians, I think, are wanting to come back to the table. If they don’t, you won’t have peace.”