Israel reportedly provided intel. Trump disclosed to Russians

New US ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch pray at the Western Wall the holiest site where

Ahead of the visit, USA officials in Israel were busily organizing a visit to the Wailing Wall, located in Jerusalem's Old City, when they were approached by representatives for Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, requesting that the he be allowed to join the president for the visit.

The Trump administration official who said the Western Wall is not part of Israel was David Berns, the political counselor at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, according to an Israeli television news report.

One US official said the Western Wall was part of the West Bank, Channel Two reported.

Friedman's first stop was the Western Wall, where he said he "prayed for the president". The request reportedly was rejected, with US officials saying it would be a "private visit" by Trump. It's none of your business. "That is your touchy part, is Jerusalem even on the table, I don't know that it is". It's not your territory.

Friedman, who owns a home in Jerusalem, is a known strong supporter of the Israeli West Bank settlements, a territory which Israel seized in the 1967 Middle East war and has occupied ever since. President will also pay a visit to Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial. Spicer evaded answering specifically what country the administration considered this a part of. Numerous festivities are planned for next week in the Israeli capital in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the city's reunification.

In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley made forcefully clear that the Western Wall in Jerusalem belongs to Israel.

Trump is reportedly planning to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City.

"It would advance it by fixing a historic wrong and shatter the Palestinian illusion that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel". The rival claims to the capital city have often sparked violence.

During a follow up from a second reporter, he said it was a policy issue he should not comment on.

The rival claims to Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and no countries now have their embassies there, instead basing them in Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv. Although his campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem seems to be on hold, U.S. officials have hinted that Trump could make some other gesture to show Washington's new thinking on the city's status.

President Donald Trump will visit the Western Wall unaccompanied by Israeli leaders in order to emphasize the overarching message of his overseas tour: unifying the three Abrahamic religions against the common threat of terrorism. They weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity.

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