The chances of a formal peace agreement and normalization of relations between Israel and the wider Arab world in the near future are slim, contrary to media reports and the posturing of Israeli opposition politicians.
During their meeting, the parents of Goldin, Leah and Simha, requested that Haley assist in their efforts to return the body of their son as well as Sgt. Oron Shaul, who also died in Operation Protective Edge, for burial in Israel.
The leaders’ public comments highlighted some of their disagreements, with Trump calling on Israel to “hold back” on settlement building and to show more “flexibility” in negotiations with the Palestinians.
On the eve of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-anticipated visit to the White House, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, resigned due to mounting pressure over his contacts with Russia.