Anglican head backs Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace effort

May 10, 2017 by

from Mailonline:

The leader of the world’s Anglicans on Wednesday backed US President Donald Trump’s bid for fresh peace talks between Israel and Palestinians, saying “determined leadership” could tip the balance towards a resolution.

Speaking near the end of a 12-day trip to Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said Trump would be “in my prayers” when he visits the region later this month and attempts to restart the moribund peace process.

“We have known from history in this region that determined leadership by the United States, together with patient working by lots of other people in the background, often unknown, can tip things very, very decisively,” he told journalists in Jerusalem.

“When he comes here my prayer for him is he will be filled with determination and courage and given gifts of wisdom that will make a difference.”

Trump is expected to arrive in Israel on May 22 as part of his first foreign tour since his inauguration, though the date has not yet been officially confirmed.

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