And seasoned diplomats with years of experience wrestling with the peace process are skeptical that a band of novices will be able to untie that Gordian knot anytime soon. Trump also avoided any mention of a future Palestinian state in his brief remarks with Abbas after their meeting in Bethlehem.
Meir Javedanfar is an Iranian-born Israeli who teaches contemporary Iranian politics at a private research university in Israel, the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
Reports on Israeli TV as the president made his way back to Air Force 1 noted that there was a "great sense of satisfaction" among ministers from the Likud and from the right-wing Jewish Home party following Trump's address. In his first foreign trip, Trump clearly aligned the US with the Sunni Muslim countries.
To arm Saudi Arabia so it can resist the Iranian threats, Trump has signed an arms deal with the kingdom worth $110 billion dollars - but giving frenemy Saudi Arabia that much firepower leaves Israel uncomfortable.
The visit follows an initial leg in Saudi Arabia, where he urged Islamic leaders to confront extremism. This alliance will make Arab leaders complicit in Israeli expansionism in the eyes of their peoples, thus boosting recruitment to extremist groups - including IS.
"We have presented models of resistance, freedom and independence and that our prisoners demand to be treated with respect, and with the same dignity that is dealt with detainees around the world and in accordance with the standards set out in global humanitarian law, which the United States of America has contributed to its formulation and always demands to implement it".
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In recent presidential elections, Iranians rejected the hardline candidates and empowered relative moderate Hassan Rouhani, who seeks to engage with the wider world. "For decades, Iran has fuelled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror".
Earlier Tuesday, speaking alongside Trump in Bethlehem, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the fundamental problem for the Palestinians is with the Israeli occupation and settlements and Israel's failure to recognize Palestine. We do not know except in generic terms who bombed the children and teenagers who gathered to hear Ariana Grande, but we knew the message: "We will murder your children".
The families also said, in the letter to Trump: "We believe that you have the ability to enough influence on the Israeli government to end the suffering of our captive children in Israeli jails". "And we know that peace is possible if we put aside the pain and disagreements of the past and commit together to finally resolving this crisis, which has dragged on for almost half a century or more".
Statements filled with certainty about putting a peace deal together were downgraded to "hopeful" expectations.
There was no specific mention in any of Trump's remarks in Israel to "occupation" or the "two-state solution" - a pair of major sticking points for the Palestinians. And he will not impose anything on us, and he will not patronize us. He did not endorse Palestinian statehood.
And therein lies the catch: The willingness of the Sunni coalition to normalize relations with Israel and the Gulf states is predicated on the resolution of the Palestinian conflict.
Former left-wing lawmaker Nitzan Horowitz, writing in the Jerusalem Post, warns that Netanyahu is merely "playing the regional card as an attempt to dissolve any prospects for progress with the Palestinians". Prime Minister Netanyahu and many legislators professed themselves delighted. The incident seemed to be the latest in a long line of indicators that tensions are continuing to worsening between the Arab world and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The measures included extending the operating hours of the Allenby Bridge border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan, expanding a West Bank industrial zone and allowing Palestinian construction in areas of the West Bank under full Israeli control.