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In a brief appearance with reporters just before their meeting on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the U.N. General Assembly Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu acknowledged that Iran and Mideast peacemaking were to be discussed.The two sat side by side in a room of the Palace Hotel in Manhattan in the warm and friendly atmosphere that has characterized their relationship, in the much commented-on contrast to the always tense air between President Barack Obama and Netanyahu.“Prime Minister Netanyahu has been a friend of mine for many years. We are going to talk about many important things, including the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. We think there is a good chance that this will happen. I think Israel wants peace, and that the Palestinians want to see it.”

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“History tells us that this is impossible — in my opinion it is possible,” the president said.Netanyahu seemed more interested in Iran, however.Addressing President Donald Trump, he said, “under your leadership, the alliance between America an Israel has never been stronger, never been deeper,” in ways that people see it and in other ways that people don’t see it. “I want to thank you for that.” Read more… v v v v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v v v v vv v v v v v