Trump's plans for Jerusalem Western Wall visit rock Israelis more than Aerosmith

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In 1948-49, after the Arab states rejected the plan and declared war, western Jerusalem was captured by Israel, and eastern Jerusalem, including the Old City and the Western Wall, was captured by Jordan. Jewish-American Friedman, a strong supporter of Israeli settlement building in the West Bank, entered the residence with a marching band playing.

"The Western Wall is not in your territory", the official reportedly said.

The office of the Israeli prime minister released a statement calling the information contained with Powell's tweet a "lie", and, in a rare move, published what it claimed to be partially redacted minutes from a meeting between Trump and Netanyahu in Washington earlier this year purporting to prove that the latter is in favor of the relocation.

The White House distanced itself from the alleged comments, saying in statements to USA media that they did not reflect the views of the administration.

After arriving in the country on Monday, Friedman immediately went to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City. He said, "That sounds like a policy decision". President will also pay a visit to Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial.

The drama unfolded when a senior White House official said that the Western Wall was part of the West Bank and not part of Israel's territory, as Channel 2 reported on Monday. He's going to the Western Wall mainly in connection with the theme to connect with three of the world's great religions, and to advance-to pay homage at each of these religious sites that he's visiting, but also to highlight the theme that we all have to be united against what are really the enemies of all civilized people. He will officially take up his role when he presents his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Tuesday. There are many reasons why he might have failed to keep his promise so far - maintaining alliances with Muslim countries, fears of Palestinian rioting, wanting to use the issue as a sweetener in peace negotiations - but a big one is that the move would implicitly recognize Israel's claim to any part of Jerusalem, undoing generations of American foreign policy consensus. "The tricky part is where the Palestinians come in on this and where the Israelis comes in on this", Haley said.

Steven Tyler, the frontman of U.S. rock band Aerosmith, which is set to perform in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, had his own private visit to the Western Wall on Monday and shook hands with Friedman at the ancient site.

However, the global community does not recognize Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem, which the Palestinians seek as the capital of a future independent state.

Candidate Trump promised that he would move the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, but he has since held back.

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