losangelesnewstoday.com May 21, 2018

Trump to visit Western Wall without Israeli leaders

17 May 2017, 01:40 | Maryann Sutton

Families of hunger strikers shut down UN headquarters in Ramallah

UN urges end to mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners

Speaking at a pre-election rally in October in support of Trump on Jerusalem's Mount Zion, Friedman said Trump would fire USA state department "lifers" who refused to move the embassy.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) reportedly asked to join Trump but the US declined, with one official telling the Israelis that the site is "not your territory".

The report led Netanyahu to issue an angry rebuttal. It comes as the two countries are debating Trump's election pledge to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

In Saudi Arabia, Trump will address a gathering of representatives of 50 Muslim nations in what McMaster said would be an "inspiring yet direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology and the president's hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam". However, Palestinians are seeking East Jerusalem as the capital of an eventual state.

Israel occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967 in moves never recognised by the worldwide community.

"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.

Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director, said she is concerned President Trump was being advised to postpone implementation of the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act and to make it instead part of a peace agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

The Western Wall, part of the retaining walls of the Second Temple compound, is the closest point of prayer for Jews to the site of the Temple itself and thus the Jewish people's holiest place of prayer.

According to Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper, Friedman has been president of the American Friends of Beit El Institutions, a group aiming to raise funds for the Beit El settlement's seminary along with other settlement activities.

Kia to display around 4 cars at 2018 Auto Expo
His information earlier led to a voluntary recall in Korea of some 171,000 vehicles equipped with the Theta II engine. Both Hyundai and Kia refused to voluntarily act, they said any problems which exist won't compromise safety.

The White House on Monday told The Time of Israel the comments by the official were "unauthorised" and did not represent Trump's policy.

The coverage area of the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem is Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Israeli media outlet Walla! reported later that the White House tried to distance itself from the comments, saying that it did not reflect the position of the United States or of the President.

The United States, like most of the global community, has traditionally considered Jerusalem disputed ahead of final-status negotiations.

The new USA ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, visited the Western Wall on Monday, in a departure from diplomatic protocol.

He also later met with Netanyahu. His inner core of top advisors was populated with enthusiastic proponents of expanding Israeli settlements in the West Bank and, in a highly-contested move, the president appointed a very partisan David Friedman as ambassador to Israel.

Some even called for the end of the idea of a Palestinian state.

He has also advocated moving the embassy to Jerusalem.

Briefing reporters after McMaster Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the Western Wall was "clearly in Jerusalem" but declined to say whether it was a part of Israel.

Other News

Trending Now

Bonucci praises Dani Alves impact
After Juve's success, much of the attention has been place of goalie Gigi Buffon and right-back Dani Alves . It is the first time that the country is ever hosting a Champions League Final.

Tillerson Unconcerned About Independence in Wake of Comey Firing
Trump is "listening to input from all interested parties in the region and understanding, in the context of a peace initiative, what impact would such a move have", he said.

We will see how Chelsea respond next season, says Arsene Wenger
Southampton started the match strongly, much better than their recent performance against Liverpool. Sanchez and Giroud were on target as Arsenal won 2-0 at Southampton.

OBOR role available if India changes mind: Chinese state media
He said China, India, Russia and the U.S. should come together to develop a long-term security architecture. Some Belt and Road projects are already raising concerns in certain countries.

Mobile Launches BOGO Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8
I also like that you can double tap on a notification to jump directly into the app that originated the notification. Stay tuned with us for more detailed updates on Samsung's plans regarding their Samsung Galaxy folder smartphone.

Top baby names of 2016
The force was strong for Kylo in 2016 as he soared 2,368 spots for the boys, from number 3,269 in 2015 to number 901. In general, she said, parents don't want to give their children names that might attract controversy.

Britain's health network hit by major hacking attack
According to a report in Bleeping Computer , Telefonica - a major Spanish telecoms company - has also been affected by ransomware. A spokesperson said: "We don't know".

Japan, S. Korean defense ministers vow to work together on N. Korea
It also claims to have perfected the warhead's homing and detonation systems under hard re-entry circumstances. Another important point: One test, even a successful one, does not completely prove a missile's capabilities.

Traded Price Fluctuations to Observe: AK Steel Holding Corporation's (AKS)
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp raised its position in shares of United States Steel by 1.5% in the third quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. raised its position in shares of United States Steel by 6.1% in the first quarter.

Arsene Wenger warns Chelsea: Next season will be a 'different story'
They will be back in Europe's biggest competition after winning the league and missing out last season. Arsenal beat Stoke 4-1 away in a comfortable win, to keep their top four hopes alive.