Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

"We haven't actually seen any real concrete steps taken to resolve the broader issue", said Deib, a mathematics professor at Farmingdale State University. Israel's subsequent annexation of East Jerusalem is not recognized internationally.

"That Israelis now believe that they've got a president and a White House who really "get it" when it comes to the main threats facing the Jewish State is a matter of huge relief", he said. It is time that the United States fulfill the promise it made in 1995 with the Jerusalem Embassy Act.

Trump and Netanyahu in particular lavished praise on each other during their multiple meetings.

Leaving Israelis and Palestinians with a vague message of hope and scant details, President Trump wrapped up his first visit to the region Tuesday morning.

President Donald Trump marked a historical moment on Monday.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer, later asked about McMaster's comments, said "It's clearly in Jerusalem".

He also welcomed what he said was Netanyahu's commitment to pursuing peace and renewed his pledge to achieve a deal.

From there Mr Trump was whisked by helicopter to Jerusalem to start a 28-hour visit heavy on symbolism and littered with political minefields. His wife, daughter and son-in-law joined him in visiting two of the holiest sites of Christianity and Judaism, including the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built, tradition has it, over the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.

Of course, by going out of his way to mention Israel, Trump just all but confirmed that he did expose Israeli intelligence gathering operations.

"So many young, handsome innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers in life", Trump said, echoing the theme he presented during his meetings with Arab leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Trump previously said that his meeting with the Russian foreign minister was "very, very successful".

Why Trump's visit to Israel, Western Wall is a big deal
Trump says people from all nations, "even nations that you would be surprised to hear", want to stop the killing. The Western Wall sits in Jerusalem's Old City, which was captured by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967.

Later in the evening during his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he lambasted the Islamic Republic by pointing out that its footprint were visible in every place that has suffered from terrorism in the Middle East.

Netanyahu dismissed reports that the government was concerned.

At a press conference, a reporter asked Netanyahu about intelligence cooperation between the USA and Israel. "It's never been better".

The two also talked about confronting Iran. He is accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump.

"We gave them a lifeline, and we not only gave them a lifeline, we gave them wealth and prosperity". We shall continue to do so, together.

Trump emphasized the point he had made throughout his trip, including at a summit of Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, that the region could unite against violence he claimed was promoted by Iran.

Israeli security closed off much of the normally bustling Old City in advance of Trump's visit.

She says Israel can often be a center of hostility and friction.

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said Monday on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" that President Donald Trump is "saying and doing all the right things" during his trip to Israel. Your leadership on this issue will certainly inspire additional countries to move their Embassy to Jerusalem as well. There are no direct flights between the two countries and flights from either country bypass the other's airspace.

Abbas also spoke of Palestinian insistence that all "final status issues" be resolved "based on worldwide law" and United Nations resolutions, as well as the Arab Peace Initiative first offered more than a decade ago.

Other Internet users hijacked the photo, adding speech bubbles joking about the U.S. president's pride of having a selfie with Hazan.