The Temple Mount and the Western Wall "will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the Knesset session.
Abu Rudeinah's was responding to a remark by Netanyahu in the aftermath of Trump's recent visit to the region in which he said that "Jerusalem was and will always be the capital of Israel".
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Although Trump was the not the first president to visit the Western Wall, he was the first sitting president to do so.
When asked about the affair in a radio interview, Avigdor Lieberman said Israel made a "specific correction" in its dealings with the U.S.
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David Pollock, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said Trump's Israel visit was highly significant, and signified that the USA relationship with Israel will be much warmer than it was under the previous US administration.
In the letter, the Christian leaders cited the Jerusalem Embassy Act, stating that "the time has come, at long last, to uphold American law by moving the USA embassy to Israel's eternal indivisible capital city of Jerusalem". They are required to fulfill a certain set of requirements to maintain their residency status and live in constant fear of having their residency revoked.
It was the first comment by a senior Israeli official on the matter.
"And since both sides see a benefit to that, you're not seeing a lot of outcry or opposition that you would otherwise", he said.
Bennett said the time was ripe to build new homes in the settlements, a move that Trump had previously urged Netanyahu to slow down on for now.
"Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements", Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared during a meeting with Trump in Bethlehem.
"I think the president has indicated he's willing to put his own personal efforts into this if the Israelis and the Palestinians are ready to be serious about engaging as well". "Israel is truly a place where American values continue to be showcased but also on the innovation scale and side of things a place where American businesses, universities and hospitals, including many here in OH, find willing partners".
On his return to the U.S., his attention is going to be fully focused on his own political survival, not leaving much time for new departures, good or bad, in the Middle East and elsewhere.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. "That hasn't happened and by that standard, the trip has been a success".