U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on January 22, telling him that it was an honor "to be in Israel's capital, Jerusalem."
Netanyahu thanked Pence for U.S. President Donald Trump's "historic" recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and said that the American-Israeli alliance had "never been stronger."
The U.S. vice president is set to address Israel's parliament later in day.
His visit to Jerusalem is part of a regional tour that included stops in Egypt and Jordan.
Pence was not expected to meet with Palestinian officials during his trip, which comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The move has infuriated Palestinians, who see East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.
Israel has annexed East Jerusalem and declared the entire city as its capital -- a move that the international community has never recognized.
Based on reporting by AP and Reuters