U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One to depart for Israel from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 22, 2017. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
TEL AVIV, Israel, May 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, kicking off his second leg of the Middle East visit in Israel and Palestine.
This is the second leg of of Trump's first official trip abroad as president. In his visit to Saudi Arabia, he signed 350-billion-dollar arms deal.
During Trump's two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian West Bank, Trump will meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday before traveling to Bethlehem to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday.
The meetings will focus on the U.S. efforts to revive the long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The last round of talks reached an impasse in April 2014, mainly due to Israel's refusal to halt the construction in the West Bank settlements.
On Tuesday, Trump is scheduled to give a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to conclude his visit, before heading to Europe.