Spicer said the Western Wall is in fact in Jerusalem, but would not say it is in Israel. President Trump will also visit Jerusalem, Masada, and Bethlehem.
President Donald Trump's United Nations envoy Nikki Haley on Tuesday toldCBN News that the Western Wall is part of Israel, contrary to a reported statement from other Administration officials.
The site resides in annexed East Jerusalem, which Israel seized from Jordan in 1967. He sent an envoy, Jason Greenblatt, to the region in March to open talks, and Trump has met with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House. The Americans refused, saying it was to be a "private visit".
Daniel Shapiro, who was the USA ambassador to Israel for the last 5½ years of the Obama administration, and Scott Lasensky, an Atlanta native who served as Shapiro's senior adviser, called in from Israel for the second in a three-call educational series led by Lasensky.
An official in Netanyahu's office expressed "astonishment" over the comment.
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According to the senior source in the prime minister's office, Tuesday's call focused exclusively on the upcoming visit, which is particularly surprising given the timing.
In response, the Prime Minister's Office said Monday it believed the comments do not represent the president's position, an assertion which was confirmed by a senior Trump administration officials hours later. The call with Abdullah was listed on the official White House schedule.
"The President's intention is to visit these religious sites to highlight the need for unity among three of the world's great religions", he said. David Friedman is expected to officially present his credentials to the Israeli government on Tuesday. Moving the us embassy to Israel to Jerusalem is seen as a way to legitimize Israel's claim.
Emotions run hot over the status of Jerusalem and the Western Wall, considered the holiest site where Jews can pray.
Trump promised during his presidential campaign to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The Palestinians have demanded east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.
"The President is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact a peace process", Tillerson told NBC'sMeet the Press.
President Donald Trump will visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Judaism's holiest prayer site, the White House said on Monday amid controversy in Israel over reported comments by a US diplomat that the wall was in the occupied West Bank.
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The dollar index, which measures the greenback's value against a basket of six major currencies, eased 0.1 percent to 98.805. The dollar index, which tracks the US currency against a basket of six major rivals, was last at 98.118, flat on the day.
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