During the campaign, Trump pledged to move the embassy to Jerusalem, but has since walked back that promise.
"And you could say that's one of the - if there's a benefit, that would be the benefit".
Netanyahu played down what has appeared to be a violation of an intelligence-sharing agreement with his country, saying U.S. Just before he brought up the information, Netanyahu said - apparently responding to a reporter - "The intelligence cooperation is terrific". But Trump's offhand remark was another stark reminder that his troubles at home, including the investigation of his campaign's ties to Russian Federation and his firing of FBI Director James Comey, have followed him across the ocean. DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH!
"I hope this trip is a step on the path toward reconciliation and peace", the Israeli Prime Minister said.
He also delivered a closely watched speech to the Muslim world in which he called for Middle East leaders to root out extremists at home, while casting the fight against terror as "good vs. evil" rather than the West vs. Islam. Trump who is scheduled to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tomorrow.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer, later asked about McMaster's comments, said "It's clearly in Jerusalem".
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan informed Trump of a possible attack in Tel Aviv that transpired while the president was airborne.
"I want you to know how much we appreciate the change in American policy on Iran", Netanyahu said at the Prime Minister's Residence.More news: Trump to become 6th United States president to visit Israel
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"It won't be simple", Netanyahu said. And if they do think it is true that will keep the entire world much more safe.
Before meeting Netanyahu, Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem where according to Christian tradition Jesus was buried and resurrected.
President Donald Trump made a historic visit Monday to Israel's Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest locations. The family was separated by gender. It's the first time a sitting U.S. President has visited the site. Trump approached alone and placed his hand on the stone.
Past US presidents have visited the wall, but either before or after their tenure as president.
Rather, Democratic and Republican administrations have said Jerusalem's status must be solved through USA negotiation.
The White House struggled to answer the question. The Palestinians also claim east Jerusalem as their capital and previous us administrations have said the area's fate must be decided through negotiations. The two sides were also united in their opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal brokered by President Barack Obama.
Another page listing video feeds available on the site showed a dateline "Tel Aviv, Israel" for a video of Trump's remarks after his arrival earlier Monday at Ben Gurion airport outside Tel Aviv.
Trump has sent mixed signals about how he will approach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.