Palestinians, Israel police clash at Jerusalem Old City gate

He also faces mounting difficulties at home, where he is struggling to contain a scandal after firing James Comey as FBI director two weeks ago, and a widening investigation into his administration's connections to Russian Federation.

Rather than pressure and dictate, the way they argue former Secretary of State John Kerry did during past failed peace efforts, Trump's advisers said ambiguity leaves them room to maneuver.

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, for its part, condemned Wednesday's march, accusing the Israeli authorities of adopting "oppressive measures".

"I am truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people", Trump said during a joint appearance with Abbas.

Trump initially sparked deep concern among Palestinians when he backed away from the long U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict. The militant group Hamas controls the Gaza Strip. "King Salman of Saudi Arabia could not have been kinder, and I will tell you, he's a very wise, wise man", he said.

Trump did briefly respond to one shouted question about his meeting with Pope Francis on Wednesday, offering this indisputable assessment of the pontiff: "He is something".

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He also underscored the Jewish people's ties to Israel, saying these ties "are ancient and eternal". "They date back thousands of years, including the reign of King David, whose star now flies proudly on Israel's white and blue flag". "For the Jews, that area of the world began 5,000 years ago".

The annual march passes through the Muslim quarter of the Old City before arriving at the Western Wall, which is directly below the Temple Mount compound. Trump also saw the separation wall that encircles the city, and his convoy had to drive in the direction of the wall to the north before being able to continue his route to Abbas' headquarters.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin kicked off the 50th annual Jerusalem Day celebrations at the Western Wall on Tuesday evening, marking the milestone anniversary of the reunification of the holy city by Israeli forces during the 1967 Six-Day War. Netanyahu's praise for Trump and his policy realignment is significant in light of his strained relationship with President Barack Obama. It will take time but I have no doubt that they will fail.

Israel proclaims Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians claim the city's eastern part as the capital of their future state.

"From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms and trains terrorists, militias and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region", Trump alleged during his visit to his Arabian Peninsula colleagues.

One of the long-standing regional proposals is a Saudi peace initiative that was first put forward in 2002 and has been re-endorsed several times since. It also urges a "just settlement" of the Palestinian refugee problem. It dates back to the Arab Peace Initiative, first presented by the League of Arab States in 2002, and is based on the promise that the Arab states will normalize their relations with Israel once the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved.

  • Megan Austin