US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he was "honoured" by the invitation extended by Prime Minister Benjimin Netanyahu to visit the country before calling for a renewed peace effort between Israel and the Palestinians.
U.S. President Donald Trump (1st, L) and his wife Melania Trump (2nd L) pose for photos with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (1st, R) and his wife Sara Netanyahu in Jerusalem, on May 22, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked to join Trump on his visit of the Western Wall, but was rebuffed.
"They're all saying I did", the president said.
Donald Trump on Monday denied an allegation that major media organizations never reported: that he had identified Israel as the source of USA intelligence he shared this month with top Russian officials.
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"This moment in history calls us to strengthen our cooperation as both Israel and America face common threats from ISIS and other terrorist groups to countries like Iran that sponsor terrorism and fund and foment bad violence-not only here-but all over the world", Trump said.
US President Donald Trump on Monday kicked off his Israel visit with a short speech in front of Air Force One at Tel Aviv airport, saying there was now a "rare opportunity ahead to bring peace and stability to the region".
While Mr Trump has said previously that finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is "maybe not as hard as people have thought", few expect a breakthrough with this visit.
The White House has said it doesn't expect any sort of breakthrough on the peace process on this trip.
McCain said that Trump and Obama's stances on Israel are "polar opposites", and it's an encouraging change for those who support Israel.
As Trump became the first sitting president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding United States policy by declaring the wall's location to be Israel, rather than Jerusalem.More news: Screening at Cannes of Netflix's 'Okja' stopped due to heckling
The visit is part of a carefully constructed theme of Trump's first foreign trip as president.
The U.S. leader made his brief stop at the Western Wall unaccompanied by Israeli leaders, even though they welcomed the visit and the Western Wall is a site where Jews pray. But Trump's unconventional approach to diplomacy has raised hopes that he may be well positioned to jump-start talks bogged down by entrenched interests and ancient enmity.
Donning a yarmulke, Trump solemnly placed his hand on the Western Wall and, after taking a few moments, left a note behind.
"We also have to be concerned about security issues", said Danon.
Trump's vision of the possibility to settle the conflict between Palestine and Israel is rather clear, and his hopes for peace already appear buoyed by his first visit to the Middle East.More news: Ariana Grande concert explosion: Final moments before blast
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