Trump to visit Jewish, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem

New US ambassador to Israel prays at Western Wall

According to Israel's Channel 2 News, a member of the USA delegation preparing for Trump's visit made the comment about the wall when Israeli officials suggested a photographer shoot video of the President during a proposed visit to the site.

The rival claims to east Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"When President Trump arrives in Israel, I don't think there will be any doubt over who has title over the Kotel", he said.

President Trump may be bending over backwards to avoid the appearance of any bias towards Israel, let alone towards the reunification of Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty in the face of widespread rancor from Arab allies over the issue.

This evening, US officials reiterated that the embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but warned Israel against pressuring the administration any further about the topic. "Israel has reached out to the United States on this matter".

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Since taking office, Trump has backed away from his campaign pledge to move the embassy in a gesture to Israel, instead saying he's still studying the issue.

In December 2016, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution which called Israel's founding of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 - including East Jerusalem - a "flagrant violation under global law". His inner core of top advisors was populated with enthusiastic proponents of expanding Israeli settlements in the West Bank and, in a highly-contested move, the president appointed a very partisan David Friedman as ambassador to Israel.

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"We were shocked to announce that the western wall is located in a West Bank area", the Netanyahu office official said.

Addressing the press following the ceremony, Rivlin said that Israel looks forward to welcoming President Trump next week. Every President since then - Republican and Democrat - has waived the embassy move every six months, citing national security concerns.

Jewish-American Friedman, a strong supporter of Israeli settlement building in the occupied West Bank, entered the residence with a marching band playing.

McMaster said Tuesday that Trump would not be accompanied by any Israeli leaders when he visits the Western Wall next week.

"I am happy to welcome you and your dear wife to Israel, to Jerusalem".

Speaking of Trump, he said: "His love for and commitment to the state of Israel is rock solid and it enjoys his highest priority".

A senior official noted that the call took place at around 5 P.M. Israel time, as Netanyahu was about to enter an event with his finance minister. "And he will visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and say a prayer at the Western Wall".

The former bankruptcy lawyer has expressed scepticism over the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the basis of years of U.S. peace efforts.

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