Trump insists he 'never mentioned' Israel to Russians as source of intelligence

President Donald Trump on Monday became the first sitting USA president to visit the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism.

In what the official described as a "gesture for Trump's visit, which does not harm Israel's interests", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet on Sunday approved the enlargement of a Palestinian industrial zone on the edge of the southern West Bank.

The Washington Post reported last week that Trump revealed what it said was highly classified information on the ISIS group during a recent meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Moscow's Washington ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

"Never mentioned during that conversation", he said. But it was never alleged that Trump told the Russians that Israel was the source of the intelligence, just that he shared the information with the Russians. -Israeli intelligence cooperation is "terrific".

He did not elaborate on the more delicate question: whether the administration would change United States policy over the status of Jerusalem.

He was flanked by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is Jewish, and Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich.

Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism to marry Mr Kushner, an orthodox Jew.

Wearing a black skullcap, Trump walked slowly toward the wall and pressed his right hand flat against the stone for about 30 seconds.

First lady Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump, the President's daughter, also prayed at the wall, at the portion reserved for women.

The Western Wall sits in Jerusalem's Old City, which was captured by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967. Do you? Donald Trump stood up next to Israel's prime minister and proudly reassured the world that he didn't do something that no one said he did-essentially eliminating any possible ambiguity about the facts, and confirming to all ISIS members with a broadband connection that yes, the source of the intelligence was Israel, thank you for asking.

Earlier Monday, the president joked that longtime Trump Organization negotiator Jason Greenblatt and USA ambassador to Israel David Friedman would be responsible for achieving Middle East peace, a task that has also been delegated to Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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