"He did not want to wade into any thorny issues", Estrin said, noting the president did not reference controversial issues like Israeli settlements or his campaign promise to move USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Abbas had sought to convince the unpredictable U.S. president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state.
"This is the time for leadership, not defeatism, the time to lead and not be led", he added.
Trump's administration has tried to contain expectations for the peace process amid the President's glowing pronouncements, however, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying, "I think [Trump] feels like there's a moment in time here ..."
"In my meeting with my very good friend Benjamin, I can tell you also that he is reaching for peace".
"I think that came across loud and clear", says Rubin.
"Even as we work toward peace, we will build strength to defend our nations".
Trump reaffirmed Washington's commitment to stopping Tehran's nuclear weapons development and what Washington alleges is their support of extremists. We believe you're willing.
After mentioning threats to Israel from Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran, he said, "not with Donald J. Trump", drawing enthusiastic applause.
On Monday, Trump flew from Saudi Arabia to Israel.
"President Trump stressed the importance of creating an environment consistent with the desire for peace", the readout said. "We must be resolute in condemning such acts in a single unified voice".
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Trump's arrival to Israel was stacked with symbolism.
Trump was the first US president to fly from Riyadh to Tel Aviv.
Instead, he focused on stamping out terrorism.
The White House late Tuesday released a readout of Trump's meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem from earlier that day.
Perhaps their fantasies are right and the United States will force the Palestinians to accept a lopsided solution, but the signs point in the other direction.
"My reading of the most significance part of his trip, was the way the peace process was approached", he said, explaining Trump has diverted from George W. Bush's 2002 roadmap to peace which brought the global community into the equation.
Taken against the backdrop of a roiling investigation back home into possible collusion between Mr. Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, this opportunity for him to appear statesmanlike must be a welcome reprieve from America's domestic politics.
His words matched his actions during his visit here. He did not weigh in Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem or even whether the U.S. would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory.
Trump also visited Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, and left what many noted was a brief message compared to his predecessor's.
"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 worldwide law and agreements... in accordance with Arab peace initiative".