The Israeli Ambassador to the United States couldn't contain himself after President Donald Trump implied Israel is not located in the Middle East, putting his head in his hands in disbelief at the statement. "I urged our friends in the Muslim world to join us in creating stability, safety and security", he also said Tuesday at the Israel Museum.
Sutton said he thought Trump had made a positive impression on both Netanyahu and Saudi Arabian leader King Salman.
Mr Netanyahu must deal with opposition from rightist elements within his coalition who oppose any steps towards a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict.
Trump has cast Middle East peace as the "ultimate deal" and has tasked his son-in-law Jared Kushner and former real estate lawyer Jason Greenblatt with charting a way forward.
What President Trump failed to say was "two-state solution" referring to a future, independent Palestinian state.
Donald Trump just ended a 28-hour visit to Israel and the West Bank that was rich with color, atmospherics, symbolism and lofty talk about prospects for peace and commitment to peace, but appallingly short on content.
Peace talks nevertheless may resume and the United States embassy will not be moved to Jerusalem.
Thousands of young people were scheduled to participate in the flag march through Jerusalem, including in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City.
Abbas underlined that the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis was not based on religion.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (right) and U.S. President Trump during a welcome ceremony Tuesday at the Presidential Palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Although Trump was the not the first president to visit the Western Wall, he was the first sitting president to do so.
"I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians", Trump told a press conference at PA headquarters in Bethlehem, without mentioning the possibility of Palestinian statehood. For several years now, the Arab states have suggested that the plan can serve as a basis for negotiations, and that progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace can be met with parallel progress toward peace between Israel and other Arab states.