Valuable progress already made toward Mideast peace, Pence says

The Trump administration has already reconstituted the Middle East peace process by fostering “goodwill” amongst Israelis and Palestinians, US Vice President Mike Pence said at an Israeli Independence Day reception held at the White House on Tuesday.Reiterating the presidents “personal commitment to resolving the Israeli and Palestinian conflict,” Pence said the new administration had found a way to pursue peace whilst simultaneously devoting itself to securing the Jewish state.Be the first to know – Join our Facebook page.Pence: Iran won’t have nuclear weapons to use against US or IsraelPence: US seeks just solution to conflict, president still seriously considering embassy move”Even now, we’re making valuable progress toward the noble goal of peace,” Pence said. “Thanks to the president’s tireless leadership, momentum is building and goodwill is growing. And that while there will undoubtedly have to be compromises, you can rest assured President Donald Trump will never compromise the safety and security of the Jewish state of Israel– not now, not ever.”Pence said that Trumps appointment of Friedman and of US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley were examples of his “unapologetic” commitment to Israel. So, too, is his consideration of a plan to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem– a policy initiative he is seriously considering “as we speak,” Pence told the crowd.


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