US official’s statement about Western Wall “not authorized communication”

Following the intense dispute between the Israeli and American trip organizers surrounding US President Donald Trump’s visit to the Western Wall, Washington is renouncing the US official’s statement. White House Press Secretary: “The comments about the Western Wall were not authorized communication.”
Tension prior to Trump’s Israel visit Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

While American and Israeli trip organizers prepare for US President Donald Trump’s Israel visit, tensions are rising behind the scenes. Following JOL’s report yesterday (Monday) concerning a senior US administration official who stated that the Western Wall is part of the West Bank, Israeli officials responded in protest last night to the US government, which renounced the statement.

Shortly following JOL’s report, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer responded: “The comments about the Western Wall were not authorized communication and they do not represent the position of the United States and certainly not of the president.”

Israel protested the comments, the tone in which they were said and the alleged contempt from the US officials.



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