But Rubio, who sparred with Trump on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the 2016 Republican presidential primary, said the Palestinians' view of peace is at odds with those of the American people.
Jerusalem's vibrant Old City, a UNESCO world Heritage Site since 1981, is home to sites important to many different religions: the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque for Muslims, Temple Mount and the Western Wall for Jews, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians.
Later Tuesday, Trump will return to Jerusalem to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and give a speech at the Israel Museum before wrapping up his two-day stop.
"But we must seize them together".
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Wenger has said he will not make a statement about his own future until after Saturday's FA Cup Final against league winners Chelsea .
President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned the "evil losers" responsible for a deadly attack on concert-goers in England and called on leaders in the Middle East in particular to help root out violence. Trump declared that he would not call the attackers "monsters", a term he believes they would prefer, instead choosing "losers", a longtime favorite Trump insult and one he has directed at comedian Rosie O'Donnell, Cher and others.
"Once again we reassert to you our positions", Abbas said elaborating, "accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967, a state of Palestine with a capital in East Jerusalem alongside Israel... and resolving longstanding issues based on global law and agreements... in accordance with Arab peace initiative".
Trump's speech on Tuesday, delivered at Israel's museum to the Jewish state's culture and history, also stood to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Israel and hold up Judaism's historical ties to the country. Do you think they need to tone it down?
During Trump's press conference with Abbas in Bethlehem, the PA leader reiterated the long-held Palestinian position that peace with Israel is conditioned on the creation of a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 lines, with its capital in eastern Jerusalem.
Trump Praises 'Fantastic' Meeting With Pope Francis
Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama , had a private audience with Francis at the Vatican in 2014 that lasted 50 minutes. Trump will soon be leaving Rome, en route to Brussels for meetings with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders.
Palestinians held angry protests against the visit in both West Bank and Gaza, according to a BBC report.
Speaking before Trump, Abbas said that the Palestinians' "fundamental problem is with occupation and settlements and the failure of Israel to recognise the state of Palestine as we recognise it".
He was not accompanied by any Israeli leaders during the visit. In this land so rich in history, Israel has built one of the world's great civilizations, a strong, resilient, determined and prosperous nation.
After Israel and the Palestinian territories, Trump will head to the Vatican, and to Brussels and Italy for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 meetings.
United Kingdom security increased as Manchester attacker may not have acted alone
Cities including Paris, Nice, Brussels, St Petersburg, Berlin and London have suffered militant attacks in the last two years. In a sign of the increased threat, the military could be deployed to support armed police officers, Mrs May said.
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