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.
"I'm personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a peace agreement", Trump said. "Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements and failure of Israel to recognize the state of Palestine in the same way we recognize, which undermines the realization of a two-state solution. It is between us and occupation".
During the stop in Saudi Arabia, Trumpdelivered a speech to a group of leaders from dozens of Muslim nations. And so many people I spoke to here, Israelis and Palestinians, said, why should Trump be any different?
Trump said that with determination and compromise he believes the parties can make a peace deal. "I'm sorry that President Trump, who said during his campaign that we would move it, hasn't done it, but I'm hoping he will in the future", said Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.).
PresidentTrump and President Abbas condemned the terror attack that occurred in Manchester and offered condolences to the victims and the families of those who lost loved ones. 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".
Israel's defense minister appears to have confirmed that his country's intelligence was leaked by PresidentDonald Trump during a meeting with Russian officials this month.
The papers printed pictures of Israeli forces cracking down on Palestinian protesters against the parade, which was described by Amnesty International as a violation of international law and Palestinian rights, according to al-Ayyam. Trump also never mentioned the settlements. "That's like if your wife said "Are you having an affair" and you said 'I am NOT sleeping with Jenna!'"
The Palestinian leader raised numerous familiar grievances and demands for a peace deal with Israel, including a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem and an end to what the Palestinians view as the illegal "occupation" of the West Bank.
"I won't call them monsters because they would like that term", he said.
"PresidentTrump is really, really serious and he thinks peace is possible". Taken by the Israelis in the 1967 Six-Day War, the wall sits in disputed land.