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“I was deeply moved by my visit today to the Western Wall,” said President Trump. “Words fail to capture the experience. It will leave an impression on me forever.”
Dressed modestly and moving quietly, Ivanka Yael Trump placed her hands on the ancient stones, closed her eyes and prayed.
The director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation showed President Trump and his family during their visit to the site explanatory photos and drawings of the Holy Temples and the Temple Mount.
Trump's visit comes on the week Israel is celebrating 50 years since the liberation of Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation.
President Trump's visit to Yad Vashem will include the Center's chairman, Avner Shalev, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, the Prime Minister and his wife Sara.
The two first ladies have less than 15 minutes to talk with medical staff and meet with children in the play area for a joint artistic activity at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem.
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What is the significance of Massada and why should foreign leaders visit this historical place?
As we can see (pictured), Ambassador Friedman's heart and HEAD are in the right place.
Pres. Trump is "going to the Western Wall mainly in connection with the theme to connect with three of the world’s great religions."
A spokesperson for the White House said the rude Western Wall comments were "not the position of this administration."
"Moving the embassy would force the other side to contend with the lie they’ve constructed – that Israel has no connection to Jerusalem."
An American official reportedly replied brusquely, "What business is it of yours? It's not in your territory -- it's part of the West Bank."
Friedman begins his tour of duty just a week before the start of President Trump's historic two-day visit to Israel.
Friedman promised in the past to set his residence in Jerusalem, which could mean that his office will be located in the US consulate in Jerusalem.
Escorted by Israeli police, 30 Goldwing members and supporters of Belev Echad took the wounded veterans around Jerusalem for a daylong tour.