Trump: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ‘Maybe Not as Difficult as People Have Thought’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has spanned for decades with no clear outcome or time table, is easier to solve than people may think. “It’s something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years,” Trump said during a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sitting on either side of him. “But we need two willing parties. We believe Israel is willing. We believe you’re willing. And if you both are willing, we’re going to make a deal.”