Trump taking unique Saudi-to-Israel flight

"We hope history will record that President Trump is the one who has achieved peace", he said.

Trump met with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his quick stop in the region.

The president has called an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement "the ultimate deal", but has been vague about what form it should take.

"I assure you of our commitment to the two-state solution and to live together with our neighbors in security and peace", Abbas said.

"Abu Mazen has realized that the Arab countries are so exhausted of this issue and more focused on other problems, like the threat from Iran", he said.

Trump is to arrive Monday in Israel after a visit to Saudi Arabia.

"And it must cease immediately ..." Still, White House officials had downplayed the prospects for a breakthrough on this trip, saying it was important to manage their ambitions as they wade into terrain that has tripped up more experienced diplomats.

"I will discuss with President Trump ways to strengthen even further the first and strongest alliance with the US".

"Who can say regional stability can be restored without Iran?" "This is the way to prosperity, peace and stability in the region", he said. Right-wing members of the coalition, who hailed the new president in nearly messianic terms at the start, will be hard put to oppose him now if he proposes concessions in Yehudah and Shomron.

"Americans resorted to many different methods against Iran but failed in all".

President Trump and President Abbas agreed to continue their discussions on the issue of payments to Palestinian prisoners and the need to improve the Palestinian economy.

As the US President and First Lady stepped off the presidential plane, he tried to grasp his wife's hand at the top of the staircase, but she pulled away with lightning fast reflexes.

The worldwide community, however, does not recognise Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

It is situated below the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, referred to by Jews as the Temple Mount. You know, remember the Israelis and Palestinians haven't had peace talks in a long time.

Erekat also called for stopping all Israeli settlements, which he said was a prerequisite to peace, as stipulated by the Security Council and global resolutions.

He says a coalition of partners who share the aim of stamping out extremism must be built. "Drive them out", Trump said. "Drive them out of the holy land".

But Trump departed for Europe having offered no real indication of a path forward on one of the world's most intractable disputes. President Donald Trump is opening his first visit to Israel Monday, sayin.

However, Palestinian activists noted that Trump's rhetoric with regard to Israel and Palestine is no different from previous U.S. administrations.

Palestinian security officers will be out in force to make sure the president isn't harmed, Abbas's office said.

The concessions included construction permits for Palestinians in sections of the West Bank that are under Israeli control, areas where Palestinians have previously been barred, officials said.

Israel is a longtime staunch USA ally, but Trump is still likely to have some tough discussions. The militant group Hamas controls the Gaza Strip.

Donald Trump is expected to land Monday in Israel, the second stop on his first trip overseas as U.S. president as the storm at home over his Russian connections swirls stronger.

President Trump stressed the deep and longstanding ties between the US and Israel during a speech in Jerusalem this morning. The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

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