Israeli politicians from both major political parties praised President Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday, suggesting a “Singapore-Style” summit might lead to a major breakthrough in the Middle East.
According to the Times of Israel, Israeli leaders from both the left and right political spectrum expressed a willingness to explore a potential summit between regional powers; kickstarting the Middle East peace process after years of stagnation.
“It’s just a first step,” said the leader of Israel’s Labor Party, “but leaders with the courage to initiate and bring [people] together can make all the difference. What happened tonight between the United States and North Korea can happen here in the Middle East, too, or anywhere. It sounds crazy until it happens.”
“South Korea is threatened by North Korea, and Israel is threatened by [the prospect of] nuclear weapons in Iran’s hands,” said the speaker for Israel’s parliament. “We have to end that. I hope the agreement that Trump and Kim have signed will lead to a similar process in our region.”
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