Trump draws ire for message at Holocaust museum

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday

Trump draws ire for message at Holocaust museum

The stark differences in the entries reflect the literary tastes of the two presidents.

The President and First Lady Melania Trump signed Yad Vashem's guest book and left a short note about their time in the solemn space. "And yet we recognize, through this place, the triumph of the Jewish people and the human spirit, and vow to be ever vigilant in preventing such horror from ever happening again".

Some people also believe Trump added the "never forget" part as an afterthought.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said it was "so amazing" to visit Israel's national Holocaust memorial with all of his friends.

Almost all foreign leaders make a pilgrimage to Yad Vashem's vast complex in Jerusalem during official trips to Israel and most visits typically last about an hour and a half and include a tour of the museum. Along with his lack of eloquence, Trump seems to lack even that level of self-awareness, which is how we wind up with weird moments like these. He also called for zero tolerance for terror. After years of butting heads with Trump's predecessor, Netanyahu celebrated a new American president's arrival as a moment of hope in the stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinians. He reiterated the Palestinians' demands, including establishing a capital in East Jerusalem, territory Israel claims as well, insisting that "our problem is not with the Jewish religion, it's with the occupation and settlements, and with Israel not recognizing the state of Palestine". The statement was defended by the White House as inclusive. "So let us fill their young hearts with the same understanding and compassion that we hope others have for them".

"Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", Trump said.

Reading out a prepared statement, Trump said that Israel was a "mighty nation" and the "Star of David waves proudly above this cherished land".

Still, Trump was enthusiastically received by Netanyahu, who leapt to his feet when the president declared that his administration "will always stand with Israel".

Although Trump is bad with words, going back a little further there was another U.S. President famous for putting his foot in his mouth.

The centerpiece of Trump's address was reserved for his quest for peace; he mentioned the word "peace" over a dozen times. Obama visited the memorial as a candidate in 2008. "God bless Israel and its future". "My administration is committed to pursuing such a coalition, and we have already made substantial progress during this trip", he said, without elaborating. He visited Saudi Arabia over the weekend and will continue the trip with a visit to the Vatican this week. Mr Trump wrote at Yad Vashem on Tuesday after laying a wreath in memory of the six million Jews killed by the Nazis.

The Palestinian president says the conflict with Israel is not of a religious nature. It comes from the heart of all of us.

George W. Bush visited Yad Vashem in 2008.

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