Trump: 'Not necessarily sure that

Israel is looking to make peace'

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President Donald Trump expressed doubt as to whether Israel or the Palestinians are seeking peace at the moment.

In an interview with Israeli daily Israel Hayom, Trump stated,

"Right now, I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace. They are not looking to make peace. And I am not necessarily sure that Israel is looking to make peace. So we are just going to have to see what happens," he stated.

Trump also criticized Israel's settlement policy, something he has rarely done in the past.

"The settlements are something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace," he said. "So I think Israel has to be very careful with the settlements."

He also expressed pessimism about the success of his upcoming peace plan.

"I don’t know frankly if we are going to even have talks," he said. "We will see what happens, but I think it is very foolish for the Palestinians and I also think it would be very foolish for the Israelis if they don’t make a deal. It’s our only opportunity and it will never happen after this."

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