Trump says Arabs and Israelis 'share common enemy' Iran
US President Donald Trump began his first visit to Israel on Monday, saying he has observed that Muslim states and Israel share a "common cause" in confronting Iran.
Trump arrived in Tel Aviv from Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, where he had met with leaders and representatives of over 50 Muslim countries on Sunday.
On the top of the president's Middle East agenda is also the rekindling of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.
"We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people," Trump said upon his arrival in Tel Aviv.
White House aides, however, have tried to play down expectations for significant progress on the peace process during Trump's stop, casting the visit as symbolic. Tillerson referred to the visit as "a moment in time" and indicated that the US would take a more active role in future if both sides showed more committment.
Israeli officials, meanwhile, say they are largely in the dark about what ideas Trump might present for peace or what concessions he may demand. And while Netanyahu in the past has expressed support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, he has been vague about this goal since Trump gained power.