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Trump becomes first sitting US president to visit Kotel
President Trump arrives at the Western Wall with his family, reads psalms and places a handwritten note in the ancient stones, becoming first sitting US president to do so.
US President Donald Trump arrived at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, becoming the first sitting US president to visit the ancient site.

 

 

Wearing a kippah, President Trump arrived at the plaza, where he read several psalms and placed a handwritten note in the wall.

 

President Trump visits the wall

סגורסגור

שליחה לחבר

 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

שלח
הסרטון נשלח לחברך

סגורסגור

הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

 

President Trump visits the Western Wall (Photo: AP) (Photo: AP)
President Trump visits the Western Wall (Photo: AP)
 

 

Trump's note was removed shortly after his departure in an effort to avoid a repeat of the 2008 so-called "Obama incident," when a yeshiva student took the then-presidential candidate's note and leaked it to the media, causing embarrassment.

 

The president signed the guest book, writing, "This was a great honor—peace!"

 

Photo: AFP (Photo: AFP)
Photo: AFP

 

Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Photo: AP) (Photo: AP)
Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Photo: AP)

 

President Trump's guest book entry
President Trump's guest book entry

 

Photo: Reuters (Photo: Reuters)
Photo: Reuters

 

Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90 (Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90

 

Trump was accompanied by his daughter Ivanka—who shed a tear at the wall—her husband Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

 

Trump's schedule while in Israel
Trump's schedule while in Israel

 

Prior to his arrival at the Western Wall, Trump concluded a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. At 6:00pm local time, Trump will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, followed by dinner with their wives at the prime minister's official residence.

 

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