There was a lot of fanfare about Netanyahu's visit to the WH and Trump's abandoning of the two state solution.
The UN chief has warned Donald Trump against abandoning the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying there is "no alternative".
It comes after Mr Trump went against decades of US policy, saying he would back whatever formula led to peace.
Palestinians reacted with alarm to the possibility that the US could drop support for Palestinian statehood.
The last round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks broke down in 2014.
Speaking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, President Trump promised to deliver a "great" peace deal.
But he said both sides must compromise.
"So I'm looking at two states and one state," he said. "And I like the one that both parties like."
The idea that Trump can impose a solution on the Palestinians is risible, but I don't doubt he's vain, and ill informed, enough to think he can do it.
The truth is that the Israel/Palestine conflict is a sideshow, the real struggle in the ME is between Shia and Sunni. This is what underlies the recent wars in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. And it's what has allowed Israel to carry on building illegal settlements and persecuting the Palestinians, a policy of divide and rule.
This may be coming to an end. Here's a news story that doesn't appear to have been picked up by American media, but it may be one of the most significant developments to date.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani begins a one-day visit to Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday in a bid to lower tensions between the regional rivals as Tehran braces for increased pressure from the new US administration.
Mr Rouhani was scheduled to first meet Sultan Qaboos in Muscat before travelling to Kuwait at the invitation of the emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Iranian state media reported.
Last month, the Kuwaiti foreign minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Sabah, made a rare visit to Iran, where he delivered a conciliatory message from the GCC. "Gulf states have a true desire that relations with Iran are normal and based on international law," Sheikh Sabah said during his visit, calling for a "normalisation of ties and opening dialogue".
The GCC had agreed to a basis for talks with Iran at the annual summit in December, including ending interference in the internal affairs of Arab states and Tehran’s support for militant groups.
The Iranian president’s trip is the latest step in this tentative process of engagement between the GCC and Iran after the cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran reached new heights last year.
Mr Rouhani stated his desire for normal ties with the GCC during his inauguration in 2013, and Iran’s minister Mohammed Jawad Zarif had called for a dialogue over the past year.
There is a realisation across the ME that the Jihadists may have a point. America isn't just anti-extremist, it's anti Muslim, and the election of Trump proves that. It's time to put internal fighting to one side and focus on the real enemy of all Muslims across the ME, modern day neo imperialism and American hegemony. Trump may well bring peace between Iran and Saudi Arabia, but it's not a peace that will benefit America at all.