President Trump's aide comment on West Bank shock Israel

President Trump's aide comment on West Bank shock Israel

President Trump's aide comment on West Bank shock Israel

This began yesterday when, during planning of Trump's visit, USA diplomats said he wanted to make a "private" visit to the Western Wall.

"In December, the Obama administration failed to veto a United Nations resolution that said Israel had "no validity" in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) in the eastern sector of Jerusalem", Stahl recounted.

The debate over whether the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site erupted this week, ahead of President Trump's upcoming visit to Israel.

Ahead of President Trump's upcoming visit to the Jewish state, a US diplomat reportedly angered Israelis by saying the site was part of the occupied West Bank and thus not under legitimate Israeli jurisdiction.

Since Israel's founding, the USA has maintained that "no state has sovereignty over the city of Jerusalem" and that it's a "final status" issue that must be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiation, the official said.

The front of the US embassy is seen in Tel Aviv, Israel January 20, 2017.

"I am so grateful to President Trump for giving me the opportunity, for having confidence in my abilities, and most importantly for sending me off this past week with the unequivocal and unambiguous mandate to support the State of Israel in every way, and in all ways".

Recently, both governments agreed that this would not be the best time to move the Embassy, and USA officials said Israel did not want to deal with the matter at present and had requested Trump delay the move.

Contrary to the USA official's claim about the Western Wall, David Friedman, the newly appointed US ambassador to Israel, is heading straight to the holy site from the airport in order to pray, asserting that the wall is undisputedly Israel's.

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Israeli officials appear to be growing increasingly nervous over Trump's visit, when he is expected to make an attempt at relaunching long-stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.

"The capital should be Jerusalem and the embassy should be moved to Jerusalem, because [Israel's] government is in Jerusalem". So much of what goes on is in Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office on Wednesday responded to the report that President Trump had made a decision to extend the order preventing the US Embassy from being moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Bennett said he was not sure why Trump has changed his rhetoric.

Just last week, the White House denied rumors that President Trump has already abandoned the idea of moving the embassy to Jerusalem. The remark runs counter to Israeli claims on Jerusalem as its united capital, and contradicts a campaign promise by Trump to recognize the whole city as part of Israel.

President Donald Trump will not be visiting the Israeli historical site of Masada next week, but instead will be speaking at the Israel Museum according to US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.

Also, US representatives in Jerusalem reportedly angered the Israelis by turning down a request to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tag along.

Both Israel and the Palestinians consider Jerusalem to be their capital.

Palestinians see settlements as a severe impediment to statehood.

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