Jewish groups praise Trump call for Muslim nations to confront Islamist extremism

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In office he ordered temporary bans on people from certain Muslim-majority countries, which have been blocked by courts that ruled they were discriminatory. But addressing the leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries, Trump said the meeting marked a "new chapter" that would bring lasting benefits for citizens of the USA and those of the countries being represented at the meeting. Bahrain is home to the USA fleet in the Middle East.

"The world will be watching as President Trump meets with leaders of other states with records of trampling on human rights in the name of national security".

This is Donald Trump's first overseas visit and his speech was the highlight of his two-day visit.

The US leader urged the nations to confront Islamic terror of all kinds, deny sanctuary to extremists and stand together against the murder of innocent Muslims by groups such as Islamic State.

"This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations", Trump said.

"You'll hear a really strong statement from the president on his commitment to Israel and to Israel's defense", the official added. He edited the speech with his aides during the 14-hour journey from Washington, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, and spent the remainder of the flight reading newspapers, an aide said. "Love your shoes. Boy, those shoes".

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Welcoming Trump, Netanyahu said, "I also look forward to working closely with you to advance peace in our region, because you have noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning former enemies into partners".

The Iranian minister maintained that Donald Trump should stop making baseless allegations of terrorism against other countries.

Israel has expressed concern over the U.S. -Saudi $110 billion arms deal, sealed at the Riyadh Summit.

"Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted", he tweeted about her decision.

It was closely watched given the anti-Muslim comments by Trump during his presidential campaign and his attempt after his inauguration to institute a temporary US entry ban on nationals and refugees from several Muslim-majority countries, although not including Saudi Arabia.

The United States and Gulf Arab countries announced agreement to coordinate efforts against the financing of terrorist groups. The official briefed on Sunday's meeting said the package includes building permits for Palestinians in Area C that has largely been off limits to Palestinian development until now.

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