Melania Trump Slaps At President Trump's Hand After Arriving In Tel Aviv
- Author: Leroy Wright May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 23:45
Tillerson said that arranging a three-way visit among Trump, Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who Trump will meet on Tuesday morning, would be too ambitious for such a short trip.
"This wicked ideology must be obliterated, and I mean completely obliterated and innocent life must be protected".
In his meeting with President Reuven Rivlin earlier, Mr Trump stressed that Iran's support of violent groups in the region also presented an opportunity for Israel to come closer to countries in the Gulf, some of which do not have diplomatic relations with Israel.
"There's a great feeling for peace throughout the Middle East", Trump said.
"The conflict is not between religions", Abbas said. Spokesman Sean Spicer said the president was being kept up to date on the blast by his national security team. More than 20 people were killed by an apparent suicide bomber.
The Islamic State claimed credit for the attack and the slaying of "crusaders". They're losers, and we'll have more of them, but they're losers. United Kingdom officials have said they are treating the blast as an act of terrorism. "Today, gathered with friends, I call upon all people, Jews, Christians, Muslims and every faith, every tribe, every creed to draw inspiration from this ancient city to set aside our sectarian differences", Trump said. Trump will then travel back to Jerusalem to visit Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and deliver a speech at the Israel Museum.
"Twitter had witnessed a "#FreeMelania" campaign in January, when cameras captured Mrs Trump's smile turning into a frown the moment the President looked away from her.
Trump is visiting Jerusalem and West Bank on the second part of his maiden foreign trip since taking office in January.
Trump was joined by first lady Melania Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump. The family was separated by gender.
He chose to focus firmly on Iran, pledging he would never let Tehran acquire nuclear arms and saying the deal struck with Tehran by the Barack Obama administration needed fixing.
Trump, wearing a yarmulke, placed his right hand on the wall and swayed slightly back and forth with his eyes closed for almost a minute.
The visit raised questions about whether the US would indicate the site is Israeli territory.
The Western Wall is located in Jerusalem's Old City and was captured by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967.
The White House struggled to answer the question.