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  President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Deliver Remarks  CSPAN  May 23, 2017 12:26am-12:40am EDT

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pres. trump: just so you understand. i never mentioned the word or the name israel. never mentioned during the conversation. never mentioned the word israel. >> thank you. [indiscernible] [applause] genentech president -- p.m. netanyahu: president trump, donald, sarah and i are absolutely delighted to welcome you and melania to the prime minister's residence in jerusalem.
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the eternal capital of the jewish people. the united capital of the jewish state. we of known each other for many years. it is always good to see you. it is also wonderful to see the blossoming friendship between our two beautiful wives, sarah and melania. you are so welcome here. we are so pleased to see you. we are honored to have you in our home. you have been to the western wall today. one of the holiest sites of judaism. you been to the church of the holy sepulcher, one of the holiest sites of christianity. sitestect the christian as no one else does anywhere in this region. we protect christian sites, muslim sites, jewish sites. we are committed to the freedom of all faiths and to the rights of all.
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mr. president, i appreciate the fact that you went to the western wall and you're the first acting president who has done that. the people of israel applaud you for it. [applause] pres. trump: thank you. p.m. netanyahu: we had a terrific discussion today. when i say terrific, it encompasses everything. economics, we understand each other. we understand so much of the things we want to accomplish for both of our countries. i want to thank you today for our deep commitment to israel's security, well-being, and future. i have no doubt that as we work together, you and i, the alliance between our countries will grow ever stronger. i want you to know how much we the change in
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american policy on iran which you enunciated so clearly just one hour ago. i want you to know how much we appreciate your old decision to act against the use of chemical weapons in syria. i want to tell you also how much we appreciate the reassertion of american leadership in the middle east. i look forward to working closely with you. to confront the dangers we face together. this is a violence and volatile middle east. i believe that together we could roll back iran's march of aggression and terror in this region. worked iran's-- unrivaled ambition to become a nuclear weapon state. i also applied your wish for peace in the region. yet another ptosis singly -- succinctly that former dangers turning enemies into
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partners. that is where we see something very promising. it won't be simple, but for the first time in many years, and mr. president for the first time in my lifetime, i see a real hope for change. the arab leaders whom he met yesterday could help change the atmosphere, and they can help create the conditions for a realistic piece. signs on all great your historic visit. that has echoed down the ages because the great abraham lincoln is reported to have said that there was no city on earth he so much desire to see as jerusalem. donald,. president, there is no city on earth where you are more welcome than right here with us in jerusalem. welcome to jerusalem.
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welcome to israel. [applause] pres. trump: thank you very much. it is a great honor to be with my good friend prime minister ,etanyahu and of course sara thank you. you for thatk beautiful to her. melania is still talking about it. you honor me and melania by being one of the first world leaders to visit me at the white house. as you know. we had a very good and sound discussion. you honor us again by welcoming us to your home on my first trip abroad as the president of the united states. it is a land filled with beauty, wonder, and the spirit of god.
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i have been amazed by the glorious and beautiful monuments and holy sites and the generosity of your incredible people. p.m. netanyahu: thank you. pres. trump: because it is all about the people. i was deeply moved by my visit today to the western wall. words fail to capture the experience. it will leave an impression on me forever. today we reaffirm the unbreakable bond of friendship between israel and the united states. a friendship built on our shared love of freedom, our shared belief in human dignity and our shared hope for in israel at lasting peace. we want israel to have peace. we are more than friends. we are great allies. we have so many opportunities in front of us. must seize them together.
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we must take advantage of the situation and there are many many things that can happen now that would never have been able to happen before, and we understand that very well. that includes advancing prosperity, defeating the evils of terrorism and facing the threat of an iranian regime that is threatening the region and causing so much violence and suffering. during my travels, i have seen many hopeful signs that lead me to believe that we can truly achieve a more peaceful future for this region, and for people of all faiths and all beliefs, and frankly all over the world. in my visit to saudi arabia, i met with many leaders of the
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arab and muslim world. including king solomon, who treated us so beautifully, and really wants to see great things happen for the world. he really does. i got to know him well and he really does. these leaders voiced concerns we all share about isis, about iran's rising conditions and rolling back its gains, and about the menace of extremism that has spread through too many parts of the muslim world. i am encouraged that they pledge cooperation to confront terrorism, and the hateful ideology that drives it so hard. america welcomes the action and support of any nation willing to do the hard but vital work in
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the violent ideologies that have caused so much needless bloodshed and killing, here and all of the world. we are willing to work together. i believe that a new level of partnership is possible and will happen. one that will bring greater safety to this region, greater security to the united states, and greater prosperity to the world. this includes a renewed effort at peace between the israelis and the palestinians. i thank the prime minister for his commitment to pursuing the peace process. he is working very hard at it. it is not easy. i have heard it is one of the toughest deals of all, but i have a feeling that we are going to get there eventually. i hope.
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i am certain we will have very productive discussions and we're going to have very productive discussions in my opinion with the leaders of other nations also. i feel strongly about that. there is a lot of love out there. people from all nations, even nations that you would be surprised to hear, they want to stop the killing. they have had enough. america stands ready to assist in every way we can. our deep and lasting friendship will only grow deeper and stronger as we work together in the days ahead. i thank you again for hosting us in this beautiful and ancient land. truly it is a land of wonders. it is my honor to be here with you. sara, thank you. bb, thank you. i appreciate it very much. great honor. thank you. [applause]
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p.m. netanyahu: where would you where would you like us to stand? there. [indiscernible]
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we will also hear about the nuclear agreement that was signed during the obama administration. >> if everyone would take their seats, please, we are almost ready to start. welcome everyone. i am barbara and i direct the program at the council and i am delighted that the national iranian american council has asked me to moderate this panel about the iranian elections and president trump's visit to the middle east. before we start i want to thank congressman hoffman. thanks to him we have the room. a few foundations and funds for supporting the