Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Will Trump become the first sitting President to visit the Western Wall?

TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: Trump set to become first sitting US president to visit Western Wall. As candidates, many US politicians stop by the Jerusalem holy site, but once in the White House, they’ve all stayed away (Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel). The official itinerary, however, has not yet been released. But "sources" say that the Western Wall will be included, for whatever that is worth.

While we're on the subject of "sources," a diplomatic tempest over the Western Wall seems now to have been resolved: White House Clarifies Western Wall Position with JewishPress.com (Hana Levi Julian). Whoever told Israeli officials that the Western Wall "is not in your territory" was not giving "the position of this administration."