Trump In Israel; First Sitting U.S. President to Visit Western Wall

Trump makes historic visit to a holy site in Jerusalem

On Monday, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a sacred prayer site for Jews, during his five-day trip to the Middle East and Europe.

Both Israelis and Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital city — and the Western Wall is a prominent symbol of this dispute, as it runs next to one of the holiest sites in Islam, Al Aqsa Mosque.

Trump later called it a “great honor” to visit the wall, saying, “I can see a much deeper path, friendship with Israel.”

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