Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, has described America’s support for Israel as “unshakeable”.
It is her first visit to the region as US secretary of state.
After eight years of the Bush administration, many Arab-American residents in the West Bank are hoping ties with the US will be strengthened.
Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna reports.
North Korea’s nuclear programme and tensions on the Korean peninsula are high on the agenda of Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, as she begins her first visit to South Korea.
But as Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett discovers in Seoul, it is the global economic crisis that South Koreans are more concerned about.