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Abbas said last week that he hoped Russian Federation could assume a greater role in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, saying the United States "can no longer play a leading role".

Gabriel also met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, where he said there was no alternative to a Palestinian state alongside Israel and expressed reservations over Trump's recent moves.

The official noted that the U.S. has opposed holding an global conference for peace in the Middle East, insisting on direct talks between the Palestinian and Israeli officials as the preferred method. "I think Bibi Netanyahu is a terrific person, a terrific leader, I think the relationships are good, but I think they will be a lot better if they ever get to making a peace deal", the United States leader told Israel Hayom. They have the right to veto our application for a full membership even now, when the General Assembly recognized by an impressive majority that we are a state and have the right for membership.

The Israeli daily was also asked about his comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos that "Jerusalem is off the table" in terms of negotiations.

U.S. lost its credibility of being mediator in peace process between Israel and Palestine after President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as capital of Israel in December last.

Asked directly whether Jerusalem is Israel's capital, O'Toole said, "Yes, it is", to some applause.

In excerpts of the interview published on Friday, Trump was quoted as calling his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital "a very big point" of his first year in office.

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He said the US had long acted as an "arbiter" in the region despite its close ties to Israel, citing the 1979 peace deal with Egypt as an example. "So that's where I think Canada needs to go". Modi then toured the Arafat museum, which is also part of the compound, before holding talks with Abbas.

While Trump took his usual "we'll have to see what happens" attitude of offering few details, he did caution that Israel's continued expansion of settlements in the occupied territories are seriously complicating peace efforts.

Israel and the United States have long opposed an worldwide effort involving the United Nations in peace negotiations, expressing concerns it would be biased against Israel.

"The capital, having Jerusalem be your great capital, was a very important thing to a lot of people".

"Russia and Putin can play an important role within the frame of an worldwide forum for peace", Majdi al-Khalidi, an adviser to Abbas, was quoted by The Times of Israel as saying.

Trump said he could understand why a number of other presidents who made moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem a campaign pledge, "bailed on their promise", because "I will tell you, the lobbying against it was tremendous".

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