US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, ‘Western Wall is part of Israel’

 

After unnamed U.S. diplomat questioned Israel’s claim to the Western Wall, Nikki Haley said, “I’m not real sure what happened with that issue, but I know they’re trying to fix that. … We’ve always thought the Western Wall was part of Israel.”

By Shlomo Cesana, Yori Yalon, Eli Leon, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Western Wall is part of Israel and the U.S. Embassy should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday in an interview with CBN News, ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel next week.

Earlier Tuesday, national security adviser H.R. McMaster said that while in Jerusalem, Trump will visit the Western Wall, as well as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, considered by Christians to be the site of Jesus’ tomb.

U.N. Ambassador Interview at AIPAC 2017 – Screen Shot: AIPAC/YouTube

The announcement of Trump’s visit to the Jewish holy site came amid reports that a U.S. diplomat preparing Trump’s visit questioned Israel’s claim to the holiest site in Judaism, reportedly telling Israeli officials that the site is “not your territory.”

“Obviously I believe that the capital should be Jerusalem and the embassy should be moved to Jerusalem because if you look at all their government it’s in Jerusalem. So much of what goes on is in Jerusalem and I think we have to see that for what it is,” Haley said.

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