Israelis parade to mark 50 years of capturing East Jerusalem

In his interview with Israel Hayom, Trump also spoke of the possibility of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

"I'm personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a peace agreement", Trump said.

Tillerson says Trump put "a lot of pressure" on Netanyahu and Abbas to revive peace talks.

"I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it can begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East and that will be an fantastic accomplishment".

During his trip, Trump pitched the idea of a coalition of Arab states against Iran and "Islamic extremism" and said Israel could find a communality of interest with such a grouping.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and US President Donald Trump speak upon the latter's arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on May 22, 2017, as part of his first trip overseas.

"Because the majority of the people in Israel, unlike the media, they love us so we tell them how you are great so they love you", Sara added.

"Mr. Prime Minister, this is the time to go to a fearless and historic process to separate from the Palestinians and the implementation of the vision of two states for two peoples".

Trump and Merkel 'get along well' despite spat
Ms Conway, on Fox News, also played down persistent rumours that Mr Spicer, who has been pilloried on comedy shows, was on his way out.

Trump was "very forceful" in his discussions with the two leaders, and "everyone has to compromise", Tillerson said. "What am I supposed to feel?" one shopkeeper asked, preferring anonymity.

"Palestinian officials seem to be reassured by this visit, but they are cautious".

Trump's two-day visit came immediately before the Israeli holiday of Jerusalem Day, which this year marked the 50th anniversary of Israel's reunification of the holy city during the Six Day War.

More than 60,000 people were expected to take part in the Jerusalem Day event, culminating in celebrations at the Western Wall, police said, up from between 30,000 to 40,000 in previous years. In a speech on Tuesday at the Israel Museum, Mr. Trump proclaimed that the "Palestinians are ready to reach for peace", adding that Mr. Netanyahu also "wants peace". But given the long track record of USA failure on the Mideast peace front, and the sense that neither Netanyahu nor Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas seems willing or able to make the kinds of concessions that could significantly close the diplomatic gap, its widely believed that the best we could realistically hope for now is a tamping down of the tension and an effort to take incremental steps on the long road toward the prospect of a real peace.

Trump's meeting with Abbas took place a day after the American leader's historic visit to the Western Wall, the first such visit to the holy site by a sitting United States president.

As he concluded his visit to the Middle East on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump championed the Gulf states and pitted himself as the world's chief antagonist against Shiite Iran and its proxies, ISIS, Hezbollah and Hamas. The International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ) echoed this sentiment in a strategy paper it delivered to Trump and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. He says Israel already has some limited partnerships with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states in the field of intelligence, although officially they have no diplomatic relations.

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