In a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump acknowledged what has always been known: that Israel and Saudi Arabia have formed a tacit alliance whose main target is Iran. The objective of Trump's trip, the official said, was "to do a lot of listening, build very strong relationships with all the different people, not just the parties involved. and try to create a lot of momentum and optimism around the prospect for peace".
But it's clear that, if such a test existed, Donald Trump would not be president - which he proved at a press conference in Israel on May 22.
Trump has repeatedly said he hopes to reopen negotiations.
Trump's departure from Obama's emphasis on cooperation with Iran was welcomed by his Israeli hosts. And could he succeed where others have failed?
The top United Nations human rights official urged Israel on Wednesday to improve conditions for Palestinians in custody, especially the more than 1,000 whose hunger-strike was into its 38th day.
"'The very first big issue that President Trump is dealing with overseas is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict". "The clock is ticking, the countdown has begun and all we have to do is wait and see - and not get into too many confrontations with the administration".
Daniel Shapiro, the US ambassador to Israel under President Barack Obama, said both leaders appeared eager to accommodate the new president - partly in fear of how he would react to rejection.
NFL moves 2021 Super Bowl from Los Angeles to Tampa
According to NFL Network's Ian Rappaport, Super Bowl LV (55) will now be held at Raymond James Stadium , home of the Buccaneers . Former player Jon Runyan, who is in charge of on-field disciplinary actions, will hear any appeals for players.
Tonight, the president is in Rome, where, tomorrow, he is to meet Pope Francis.
"I would like to reiterate our commitment to cooperate with you in order to make peace and forge an historic peace deal with the Israelis", he said, speaking through an interpreter.
He had met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday.
"Mr. Prime Minister, this is the time to go to a courageous and historic process to separate from the Palestinians and the implementation of the vision of two states for two peoples. They are ready to reach for peace".
The so-called two-state solution - meaning an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel - has always been the basis of USA policy but Trump suggested in February he was no longer wedded to it. She admired Trump's business success, but she said, that doesn't translate into making someone a peacemaker. "Don't allow your name to go down in the history books of the State of Israel as the prime minister who missed the greatest opportunity that Israel has known to avoid 50 more years of tears and bereavement". Netanyahu also criticized this practice in a statement made after Abbas's joint remarks with Trump on Tuesday, seemingly calling Abbas a hypocrite for offering his condolences to those who were hurt or lost loved ones in Monday evening's terrorist attacks in Manchester - Netanyahu said that had the Manchester victims been Israeli children, the Palestinian Authority would have paid the attacker's family.
While Netanyahu celebrated this stark reversal in US policy, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani objected to Trump's rhetoric.