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Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?”

Breaking with American presidential administrations' longstanding support for two states, Trump said at the time, "I'm looking at two state and one state, and I like the one that both parties like".

Trump made headlines as the first sitting USA president to visit the famous Western Wall, part of the Temple Mount and one of Judaism's holiest sites.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' top diplomatic adviser, Majdi Al-Khalidi, yesterday condemned the so-called US-led regional peace process which would see Arab states partially thawing their relations with Israel as a first step toward restarting peace talks.

Without naming anyone in particular, Rubin tells OneNewsNow that Trump is getting "bad advice" from his advisers about moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - a campaign promise that has yet to be realized.

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Other presidents have stayed away because the United States does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem's disputed Old City, which the Palestinians claim as the capital of their future state.

After Israel, Trump's marathon maiden foreign trip will take him to the Vatican for an audience with Pope Francis, to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and to Sicily for a meeting of leaders of the Group of Seven major industrial nations.Earlier Monday, the president joked that longtime Trump Organization negotiator Jason Greenblatt and USA ambassador to Israel David Friedman would be responsible for achieving Middle East peace, a task that has also been delegated to Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

"I also look forward to working closely with you to advance peace in our region, because you have noted so succinctly that common dangers are turning former enemies into partners", Netanyahu said.

"I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it can begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East and that will be an awesome accomplishment". But every sitting president since then has opted to sign successive six-month waivers delaying the move.

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It is time for the United States to lift its remaining sanctions on Iran, not try and renege on the nuclear deal. The Trump administration agreed last week to roll over sanctions waivers on Iran's oil industry and crude sales.

With Trump scheduled to visit Israel May 22-23 ahead of Israel's Jerusalem Day, which this year marks the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification, some speculated he would make the embassy announcement during his trip.

In the same news conference, McMaster also refused to say whether or not the Western Wall is part of Israel.

Levin's remarks were prompted by President Trump's visit to Bethlehem earlier that day. "Jerusalem, like all of Israel was deserted on the sidelines of Ottoman Empire until the Jewish state".

"I've heard it's one of the toughest deals of all, but I have a feeling that we're going to get there eventually, I hope", said Trump in comments before a dinner at Netanyahu's residence on Monday.

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