Trump visits Jerusalem to seek paths to Israeli-Palestinian peace

Monday May 22 2017

Netanyahu (right) meets Trump in the US

Netanyahu (right) meets Trump in the US earlier. PHOTO:FILE 

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |.US President Donald Trump arrived in Israel on Monday to seek ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, a goal that has eluded his predecessors but which he says could be easier than "people have thought".

Trump's visit is part of his first trip abroad as president and follows an initial stop in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Islamic leaders to confront extremism.

It also comes as he contends with a raft of problems back home, including a special counsel investigating whether his associates colluded with Russia.