Trump in Jerusalem to explore Palestinian-Israeli talks
US President Donald Trump has arrived in Israel where he will visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem to seek ways to restart talks between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government.
Trump spoke of a “rare opportunity” to bring peace to the region as he landed in Tel Aviv on Monday.
His visit is part of his first trip abroad as president and follows an initial stop in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Islamic leaders to focus on unity in the fight against “terrorism”.
On Monday afternoon, the US prediedent will hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and tour two sites in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.
His first stop will be the Kaneesat al-Qeyaamah, or Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built at the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.