Israelis were "shocked" after Trump's White House waffled on the Western Wall

May 17, 2017, 13:26
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Israel's Channel Two reported that Israeli officials offering to help plan the event were told by American counterparts it was not their remit.

McMaster sidestepped questions on Tuesday about whether the Trump administration considers the Western Wall part of Israel. The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Friedman's first stop was the Western Wall, where he said he "prayed for the president". The Americans refused, saying it was to be a "private visit".

Israel captured the Old City and east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed it to the rest of the city - a move the worldwide community does not recognize. "It's not in your territory - it's part of the West Bank".

Netanyahu's office expressed shock, said an official speaking anonymously because he was not authorised to discuss the matter. "The rest are extras, including Prime Minister Netanyahu". He said, "That sounds like a policy decision".

"The comments about the Western Wall were not authorized communication and they do not represent the position of the United States and certainly not of the president", a White House official told JTA.

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The Israeli flag waves over the Western Wall. Then, on May 3, Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, was hosted at the White House.

Trump is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia, Bethlehem in the Palestinian territories and the Vatican, the seat of the Catholic Church.

The new USA ambassador to Israel has been sworn in at a ceremony in Jerusalem.

Nevertheless, it is clear there is some jockeying going on behind the scenes with changes still being made to the president's itinerary in Israel as his aides struggle to portray him as neutral in this hottest of all hotbeds, the heartbeat of the Middle East.

USA ambassador to Israel David Friedman, a staunch backer of illegal settlements, arrived in the country on Monday to take up his post ahead of the visit. Friedman departed from diplomatic protocol upon his arrival on Monday by visiting the wall - a highly unusual move for a new envoy.

In an unusual move, he also released some of the minutes of a meeting he had with Trump in Washington in February, showing that he had pressed the new president to move the embassy.

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June 8, 1967: This famous Israeli Government Press Office photo by David Rubinger shows Israeli soldiers at the Western Wall after it was captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

In fact, he (Netanyahu) repeated the calls for the move their embassy to Jerusalem today.

"It will advance it by righting a historical wrong and by shattering the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel", Netanyahu said.

Trump received strong support from pro-Israel evangelical voters during the 2016 election cycle and was warmly received at the Rev.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House.

After his arrival in Tel Aviv on Monday, Friedman visited the Western Wall in occupied East Jerusalem, praying there and kissing the sacred site.

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