Trump becomes the first sitting American president to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall

40AB0D9900000578-0-image-m-5_1495481814349Donald Trump on Monday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall – the holiest site where Jews can pray – and left a prayer note there in accordance with Jewish custom. He made the highly symbolic visit to a site which symbolizes the Middle East’s tinderbox nature before saying he believed in the possibility of a peace deal and saying that the danger of Iran meant there was ‘a lot of love out there’ for Israel from unlikely Muslim countries. Located in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, the Western Wall is a section of one of four original retaining walls King Herod built in the first century B.C. to support the Temple Mount. It is also the only remaining portion of the Second Jewish Temple, which stood in Jerusalem until the Romans destroyed it in 70 A.D. as they put down a Jewish revolt. It has been U.S. policy for the last 50 years to not recognize East Jerusalem as part of Israel, making a visit to the wall a political minefield……Read More