US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held a joint press conference following their meeting Monday evening.

Prime Minister Netanyahu told Trump: "We protect the Christian [holy] sites as no one else does in this region."

"We're committed to the freedom of all faiths and the rights of all."

He thanked Trump for being the first sitting US President to visit the Western Wall earlier Monday, and for Trump's forceful policy on Iran and against the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria.

"For the first time in my lifetime, I see a real hope for change" and peace, Netanyahu told Trump.

President Trump said that he was "deeply moved" by his visit to the Western Wall.

"Words fail to capture the experience. It will leave an impression on me forever," Trump said.

He said that "many things" are possible now which were not possible before, including stopping the threats of Islamic terrorism and Iranian aggression.

Trump thanked Netanyahu for his efforts in renewing the peace process with the Palestinian Authority. "He's working very hard at it," Trump said.