Mike Pence, US Vice President: «Thank you Mr Prime Minister. Well thank you for the warm hospitality Mr Prime Minister and it's my great honour on behalf of the president of the United States to be in Israel's capital, Jerusalem. Following on the president's historic decision, it is a great privilege for me to be here and have the opportunity to visit with you about issues of common concern, ways... Еще that we can strengthen the relationship between the United states of America and Israel, ways that we can confront common challenges. But I also look forward to speaking with you in detail about the opportunity for peace. In making this historic announcement on December the 6th, President Trump did so convinced, that by recognising Israel's capital, Jerusalem that we would create an opportunity to move on in good faith negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian authority on issues that can be discussed and President Trump truly believes can be resolved and so, I'm here standing with you looking forward to speaking about our common interest in security in prosperity of Israel and United States of America. But I'm also here hopeful that we're at the dawn of a new era of renewed discussions to achieve a peaceful resolution to the decades-long conflict that has affected this region. So I thank you for your leadership. I thank you for your hospitality and it's my great honour to call you a friend.» yahum In their first joint presser in Jerusalem on Monday, US Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again emphasised the significance of US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision. Netanyahu expressed his delight and gratitude to Trump and Pence for now being able to say: “Israel's capital Jerusalem.” “This is the first time I stand here with both of us can say those three worlds”, he said. Pence then highlighted the significance of Trump’s December 6th announcement and said, “I'm standing here looking forward to speaking about our common interest in security, in prosperity of Israel and the United States of America.” Both leaders expressed their hope that the decision offsets a new era of discussing peace and security in the region, especially with the Palestinian side. Pence is the first US high-ranking official to visit the region after Trump’s Jerusalem decision. His visit has been met with protests in the region with an alliance of Arab-Israeli politicians promising to boycott his evening speech.