US Tells Israeli Officials Western Wall is 'Not Your Territory'
- Author: Leroy Wright May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 3:43
"We are convinced that this remark is in contradiction to the policy of President Trump", the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. McMaster, however, refused to clarify the Trump Administration's position on the matter. One thing about Nikki Haley is she's a straight shooter.
David Friedman was officially received by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as new us ambassador in a ceremony Tuesday, less than a week before President Donald Trump is set to visit.
No country now has its embassy in Jerusalem.
The rival claims to Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and no countries now have their embassies in occupied Jerusalem, instead basing them in Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv. The move has never been internationally recognized.
Obama signed his final waiver on December 1 after pledging during his run for president eight years prior that he'd approve a move.
When he was first put forward as an ambassador, Friedman looked forward to the relocation of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which Trump had promised while campaigning for the presidency.
In the middle of a White House shakeup, President Trump is shifting to a new course in the Middle East.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: his office expressed shock at the U.S. team's position.
The rival claims to east Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The call with Abdullah was listed on the official White House schedule.
But since taking office Trump has not made any attempt to move the embassy, apparently heeding the advice of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other advisers well aware that this could inflame the Arab world and possibly provoke renewed Palestinian violence.
Israel's Channel Two reported that Israeli officials offering to help plan the event were told by American counterparts it was not their remit.
President Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, a senior source in the prime minister's office told ABC News.
A final meeting is expected to be held on Tuesday with the White House advance team, in which the timetable for the visit will be finalised.
Trump will also visit Jerusalem's Western Wall. Now we're gonna have ourselves some fakakta nonsense, West Bank global conversation?
Israel illegally annexed East Jerusalem after the 1967 occupation, and neither the United States nor much of anyone recognizes that as legitimate.
Israel claims Jerusalem as its undivided capital.
Sean Spicer said that the Western Wall is obviously in Jerusalem.
DeSantis believes the President should waste no time acknowledging the wall as part of Israel saying... The wall lies underneath the Al Aqsa Mosque, or Temple Mount, which is one of the holiest sites in Islam.