The US President visited the Jewish Shrine without an escort of the Israeli leadership
The US President Donald trump on Monday touched the wailing Wall in Jerusalem, becoming the first serving American leader to visit the Jewish Shrine was at the center of the ongoing centuries of conflict in the middle East.
After listening to a brief history of the Shrine, trump in the black pile went to the wall and put her right hand about 30 seconds and then, as is the custom, put in the crack between the stones a small note with a prayer.
The American leader visited the wailing Wall without the accompaniment of Israeli leaders, although they welcomed his visit.
Jerusalem is the subject of endless disputes between Israelis and Palestinians, who hold different points of view about where will be the border, if the parties eventually enter into a peace agreement and Palestinian state can be created.
When planning your visit trump in Israel, the American delegation rejected the proposal Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to escort the tramp to the Western Wall, saying that it was not Israeli territory and part of the West Bank, which Israel captured during the six day war in 1967.
The future status of Jerusalem is one of the main stumbling blocks on the way to a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel considers Jerusalem its capital, although the international community does not recognize it and foreign embassies are located in tel Aviv.
The Palestinians want in the case of the creation of an independent Palestinian state to make East Jerusalem their capital.
Trump during election campaign promised to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, but later retreated from this promise.
The wailing wall is an external wall that Jewish tradition refers to the Temple mount, on which stood the Second temple in Jerusalem built by king Herod and destroyed by the Romans in 70 ad
Muslims call it al-Haram al-Sharif. There is the al-Aqsa mosque, which is the third most important Shrine of Islam. Jews come to pray to the wailing Wall, Muslims to the mosque.
Trump also visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which stands on the spot where, according to Christian tradition, was crucified and buried Jesus Christ.
Nine-day tour of trump includes a visit to the most important shrines of Muslims, Jews and Christians: his first stop was Saudi Arabia, and after Israel, he goes to the Vatican, where he will meet with the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.