Fact Check: Does US Believe Western Wall Is in Israel?

Hagee added, "The Jewish state has the right to determine where it would place its capital, and it has chosen Jerusalem".

"I get the sense that there are certain questions indeed", said Michael Oren, a deputy government minister involved in visit preparations, addressing the question of jitters on the Palestinian issue.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office had no comment. Refusal to recognize Jerusalem is anti-Semitic.

Ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to Israel, top Christian Zionist organizations and leaders are calling on the president to fulfill his campaign promise to relocate the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite reports that Trump is unlikely to make the move in the near future.

Trump's visit comes a week before a deadline for him to exercise a semiannual waiver to postpone action on a congressional decision two decades ago calling for the relocation of the embassy to Jerusalem.

"Clearly, the last thing Netanyahu needs now, on the eve of a visit in which Trump is likely to saddle him with a new and ambitious initiative for peace with the Palestinians, is an intelligence crisis with the Americans, " wrote Amos Harel, a military columnist for Haaretz.

Ben-Dahan argued that the United States administration officials who had placed pressure on Trump regarding the embassy and the administration's position on Jerusalem were remnants of the Obama administration, which had adopted a clear pro-Palestinian stance.


After negotiating that diplomatic minefield, Trump is scheduled to visit Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Memorial. "Many of our constituents cast their vote for you due to this commitment, '" the letter said.

His Liberty Counsel organization has, along with Christians in Defense of Israel, an affiliated ministry, created the "Why Israel Matters" television series, which now is airing on TBN.

The new USA ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, presented his credentials to President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem.

A number of Republican congressmen at the event alluded to McMaster's refusal to name the Western Wall as Israeli territory and called for moving the embassy to Jerusalem.

But since the inauguration, Trump and his staff have largely been silent about the embassy and, when forced to address the issue, have offered standard political double-talk, seeking time to study the implications of the move despite the stated support.

The report in The Post follows a recent report in Israel Hayom that quoted Trump's Ambassador to Israel David Friedman saying the exact opposite.

She explained, "If the United States wants to further peace in the Middle East, and elsewhere, the best start is to demonstrate clear, principled leadership, defined by our free principles and not by intimidation".

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