Abbas called for a two-state solution based on 1967 borders with the Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.
"It's something that I think is frankly maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years".
He was also clear that Palestine wants a two-state solution, a long-held USA stance that Mr Trump was open to changing earlier this year.
"We believe that we are capable and able to bring about success to our efforts", Abbas said.
But at the same time, he didn't offer any new strategy about how peace could be achieved.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived at the White House.
Abbas pointed toward a likely partnership while crediting Trump's "great negotiating ability".
Abbas also said "peace" would allow Israel an opportunity to normalize ties with the Arab states. "And I think you feel the same way", Trump said to Abbas, standing next to him. Israel considers such payments a reward for terrorists, while the Palestinians consider them welfare payments for victims of Israeli occupation.
Abbas said that the Palestinian Authority's strategic choice is to end the conflict. United States officials said such a request was raised in preparatory talks with Palestinian officials, and three Republican senators urged a halt to such payments in a letter to Trump that reflected widespread opinion in Congress.
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"Mr. President, you signed your name to the first Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement", he said.
Trump noted that over the course of his life he'd heard "that perhaps the toughest deal to make" is the one between Israel and Palestine.
But mutual distrust between Palestinians and Israelis will be a formidable, if not impossible, barrier for Trump to overcome. He also said that he'd "love to be a mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator" between the two sides, suggesting a return to the premise of the 1993 Oslo Accords, which mandated "that all outstanding issues relating to permanent status will be resolved through negotiations". Trump concluded his statement challenging the naysayers, and said "let's see if we can prove them wrong".
Over half a million Israelis live in more than 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem al-Quds.
Trump asserted that "any agreement can not be imposed by the United States or by any other nation", and that it was up to Israel and the Palestinians to work out peace between themselves.
Trump and Abbas were to spend much of the day together at the White House.
And in his White House meeting with Netanyahu on February 15, Trump raised another sensitive issue: Israeli settlements on land in dispute with the Palestinians.
Trump called on Palestinians to renounce violence and to unite both Fatah and Hamas to negotiate with Israel.
The Wizards fell one win short of their goal of 50 for the regular season, but that would certainly make up for it. However, the franchise has not played in a Game 7 since the 1979 Eastern Conference finals against the Spurs.
Most other malicious programs rely on humans to spread by tricking them into clicking on an attachment harbouring the attack code. The company said the virus has been localized and "technical work is underway to destroy it and update the antivirus protection".
They had an April 16 game at Oakland postponed that will be made up as part of a doubleheader on September 9 at the Coliseum. YES will broadcast the first game of the doubleheader and ESPN will broadcast the second game of the doubleheader.
Tottenham could go unbeaten at home for the first time in a league season since 1964/65 (W16 D2 L0 this season). A record-equalling 14th successive home league victory only underlines the club's progress and promise.
According to French Finance Minister Michel Sapin, all the other rich countries unanimously called on USA to respect global trade. The meeting also coincided with news of a significant foray by the Trump administration into global commerce.
If the latter happens, the Lakers could absorb dealing a young player since the new prospect will take his place. The Pelicans keep their pick if it's in the Top 3, but there's about a 10% chance of that happening.
Vitalii Sediuk is famous for his pranks as past year he assaulted Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid during their visits in Paris. The flasher draped in an Australian flag has turned out to be Ukranian media personality Vitalii Sediuk , ABC reports .
Reclusive North Korea warned this week that USA hostility had brought the region to the brink of nuclear war. But he also said this week he would be willing to meet Kim Jong-un, in the right circumstances.
Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner says she is considering entering United States politics in a bid to promote transgender issues. The name Caitlyn has plummeted in popularity with parents since it was chosen by Caitlyn Jenner .
What is Mother's Day to most moms? Moreover, we can pay a gratitude towards her for the bounds and bounds of love given by her. Mother's Day is about pampering your mom so if you can't afford a real spa trip for her make her one at home.
Jedd Gyorko led off with a home run, and Yadier Molina followed with a single and then stole his 50th career base. Wainwright allowed two runs in five innings in his only start this year, but the Cubs knocked him around in 2016.
Journalist killed in Mexican state of Culiacan
Valdez's brother Rafael said the reporter had been "very happy" in recent days and had not indicated that he had received threats. The cartel is believed to be responsible for an estimated 25% of all illegal drugs that enter the United States via Mexico.
Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks
Mike Brown will still be coaching the team, and it's unclear whether Kerr will be near the bench or elsewhere in Oracle Arena. The Warriors did not come out sharply this afternoon, as the Spurs opened up a 20-point lead at halftime, 62-42.
At least 74 countries affected in 'biggest ever' cyberattack
The spokesman, Jan Op Gen Oorth, declined to give further details Friday so as not to jeopardize the ongoing investigations. F-Secure on Friday says it's gotten reports from more than 60 countries. "Talk about a wake-up call", Hypponen said.
Danica Patrick takes wild ride in fiery wreck at Kansas
I kind of felt like Wonder Woman out there for a little while. "Feel bad", Hamlin tweeted after hearing the diagnosis Sunday. You know you're playing Russian Roulette, and at one point at time, something is going to affect you.
President Trump, Sean Spicer are the 'stars' on a new 'SNL'
And this is why you may have seen video earlier in the week of McCarthy driving her press podium on the streets of New York City. But if not, this was a fitting send-off for one of the more surprisingly indelible aspects of this season.
'I Know That I'm Not Under Investigation'
Later, Ms Sanders said, "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity". Trump confirmed that asked Comey on three separate occasions whether or not he was under investigation.
Dismal Hull condemned to relegation
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Alonso's McLaren gushes liquid in breakdown during practice
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