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Trump becomes first sitting US president to visit Western Wall

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Putting his hand against one of the most sacred sites in Judaism, Donald Trump on Monday became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall in the disputed city of Jerusalem. Allowing them to do so could have led to accusations that Washington was implicitly recognising Israel's unilateral claim of sovereignty over the site, which would break with years of US and international precedent. Security was tight, with the usually bustling Old City, where the Western Wall is located, essentially on lockdown and the plaza leading to the site cleared.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be regretting forcing his ministers to meet Donald Trump

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The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to strong-arm reluctant members of his government into greeting Donald Trump at the airport – but several of them managed to embarrass him within minutes of the US president's arrival. On learning that they would have to cancel existing work commitments to travel from Jerusalem and undergo lengthy security checks just to witness the event from the sidelines, several ministers reportedly told Mr Netanyahu in Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting they had decided not to attend. Shortly afterwards, his office issued instructions demanding the presence of all government ministers.

How Trump stayed out of trouble in the Middle East

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The president's smooth tour through Saudi Arabia and Israel reflected careful advance planning by a trio of White House officials.

From: www.politico.com

The Latest: Trump prepares to meet with Pope Francis

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

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Trump Leaves Middle East With Hope for Peace, but No Plan for It

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After 28 hours in Israel and the West Bank, President Trump was convinced he had partners in peace in Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas. However, he did not reveal what, if anything, was behind it.

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Expectations low for Trump's Bethlehem visit

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No details have emerged about US president's plan to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Can Trump solve the Middle East conflict?

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Donald Trump says he is committed to finding a peace deal for Israel and the Palestinians.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Trump in Israel and the West Bank: The top photos from his trip

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On Monday, President Donald Trump and his entourage arrived in Israel, the second stop of his nine-day foreign trip to the Middle East and Western Europe. After visits to the Western Wall and chats with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump spent Tuesday visiting the West Bank city of Bethlehem to speak with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas. He then headed back to Jerusalem to lay a wreath at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum before taking off for the next stop on his trip: Rome.

Donald Trump ends Middle East tour

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US president calls for peace between Israelis and Palestinians but sheds little clarity on how to achieve that.

From: www.aljazeera.com

Trump "committed" to Israel-Palestinian peace deal

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President Trump's condemnation of the Manchester bombing came during his trip to the Middle East. He traveled early Tuesday morning to Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The president also visited a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem along with the first lady. Margaret Brennan reports.

From: feeds.cbsnews.com

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