U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Israel, at the start of a two-day push to revive the Middle East peace process.
Before her arrival, Ms. Rice said resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a top priority. She also urged both sides to build on the recently-completed Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip to reach a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict.
The U.S. diplomat is to address an Israeli think-tank later Sunday before meeting with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. She meets with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas Monday in the West Bank.
Earlier today in Saudi Arabia, Ms. Rice had talks with Saudi leaders on the war on terror and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
She later said both countries are united in fighting terrorism, and said both governments could do more to improve the image of the United States within the kingdom.
Some information for this report provided by Reuters.