Majority say Trump shouldn't have shared intelligence with Russian Federation
- Author: Leroy Wright May 22, 2017,
May 22, 2017, 13:02
The prominent figures on the pro-Israel side of the divide, according to Haaretz, are U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, senior adviser Stephen Bannon, and Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.
Trump's behavior demonstrates yet again a fundamental problem with the leader of the free world feeling free to say what he pleases without consulting with experts who no doubt would advise him to keep his mouth shut and his fingers off Twitter before they have had a chance to educate him on classified and sensitive matters. "If anyone is burying the chances for its relocation, it's Bennett". National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster repeatedly refused to contradict the claim that the Western Wall is in the West Bank, while Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations - who Trump once attacked as an embarrassment - broke with the White House line to say that the "Western Wall is part of Israel".
The White House's map of Trump's visit to Israel cuts out half the country.
An Israeli settler attempted to drive through the crowd, the security sources said, and was surrounded by protesters who threw stones at the vehicle. "Bennett will continue to speak out against it".
Opposing the measure - and winning the battle thus far - is a contingent reportedly consisting of the Arabist cabinet members of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel".
Israel had previously sought to insist on Netanyahu accompanying Trump, to which USA consular officials noted that the Western Wall is in occupied territory and that it wasn't Israel's call either way.
Israel also has expressed concern about the $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia that Trump announced Saturday in Riyadh.
In Saudi Arabia, Trump, who has been outspoken about his mistrust of Muslims and has tried to ban Muslims from entering the US, is set to deliver a speech on Islam before a group of Muslim leaders.
Trump is expected to visit Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, even though some in the Israeli government had hoped Trump would snub the Palestinian leader during the trip.
The two leaders most needed to rejuvenate the peace process, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, have shown little inclination toward significant concessions - though experts say they have no choice but to cooperate with Trump. Trump has now gone from being able to set his own agenda in Israel to having to get in and out without making things any worse.
"We want to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians", he said. When reporters asked him how Trump responded to the request, Netanyahu said, "I wouldn't say that he was surprised by my request, " according to Reuters.
Jerusalem is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians as their capital.
Abbas appears more inclined to do that, perhaps as a gesture to Trump, several analysts said.
Head of the ambulance and emergency department of the Palestinian Red Crescent Ahmad Jibreel confirmed that an Israeli settler stepped out of his vehicle and opened fire at Palestinians "in a random manner", noting that the settler had opened live ammunition on the protesters at the same time that clashes were ongoing with Israeli forces, who were shooting tear gas canisters at the demonstrators.