Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?

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Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?

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

He said United States special envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt has arrived in the region and was scheduled to meet Palestinian officials on Wednesday and Thursday in preparation for Trump's visit.

"So I don't think any one of us should be concerned about the potential threat of violence", Barkat continued, "If somebody wants to create violence in this region we will fight them and win".

"Israel has full confidence in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump", Dermer said, Reuters reported. The Americans refused, saying it was to be a "private visit".

Israel captured the Old City, along with the rest of east Jerusalem, in the 1967 Mideast war.

"This isn't your territory. To leave open the suggestion that the sovereignty of the Kotel is attached to the West Bank is just mind-boggling to me". At a press briefing with the Israeli leader in Washington, the American president told him "to hold off on settlements a little bit".

"Serving the U.S as its ambassador to the state of Israel is the greatest honor of my life, and I pledge to you to do all that I can to strengthen and enhance the relations between our two great nations - that you accurately described as unbreakable and, I would add, without limits", Friedman said.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem May 7, 2017.

Israeli soldiers during a service marking Memorial Day at the Western Wall on April 30. Unlike the conversation with Netanyahu, the White House announced the call to Abdullah beforehand. He presented his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday.

Mr Trump is also due to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in the West Bank - their second meeting in the space of a month. Ambassador David Friedman, a NY attorney who has handled President Trump's bankruptcy issues for years, survived a grueling confirmation process that became sensationalized over remarks the politically right-wing Friedman had made regarding left-wing Jews. Trump is to visit the site by himself.

Trump reportedly told Lavrov about a laptop bomb plot of ISIS, including the city in Syria where the information was collected.

"It will advance it by righting a historical wrong and by shattering the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel", Netanyahu said. "We've always thought the Western Wall was part of Israel".

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the source of the information Trump gave to the Russians was Israeli intelligence. Aerosmith is set to perform in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

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