After deboarding Air Force One and being greeted by Israel's leaders, Donald Trump spoke on the tarmac of Ben Gurion Airport. The Times of Israel's Raphael Ahren and Alexander Fulbright report on Trump's historic speech:
US President Donald Trump arrived in Israel on Monday for his first-ever visit to the Jewish state, saying his trip marked “a rare opportunity” to bring peace to the region.
“We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people, defeating terrorism and creating a future of harmony prosperity and peace,” he said in a brief statement.
“But we can only get there working together. There is no other way. Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister, I look forward to working with both of you during my stay,” he added...