We’ve been hearing all about our President’s successful trip to the middle east, and his history making speech to leaders of several Muslim countries, that will undoubtedly have a huge impact on relations between nations. Now Trump has just touched down in Israel for his first visit since moving into the White House as our new President, and he has already made history in a huge way!
Just earlier this morning, Trump became the very first sitting president to ever visit the Western Wall. If you don’t know the significance of the western wall there in Israel, allow us to enlighten you.
This wall was erected under the direction of none other than “Herod the Great” who was a Roman client king to Judea, Christians know this Roman King as he is introduced in the Book of Matthew in the Bible. The very King who ordered the death of male infants to 2 years of age in hopes that he would put an end to the baby Jesus that was said to become King of all. It is called the Western Wall and it is considered holy due to its connection to the Temple Mount, not to the King who set out to build it- but that part is still pretty neat to know- and due to the status quo policy, the Western Wall is the holiest place Jews are permitted to pray. So that makes is a really big deal…and our President was invited to visit!
Here’s is more of what our President had to say about this special visit in Israel.
WATCH: President Trump delivers remarks in Tel Aviv shortly after arriving in Israel pic.twitter.com/GbPSg9wKpS
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 22, 2017
From Washington Examiner:
President Trump insisted Monday that Iran must “never, ever” come close to acquiring nuclear weapons, and called on Israel to join the U.S. in resisting a nuclear Iran shortly after his arrival in Jerusalem for his first visit to Israel as president.
“The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon, never ever, and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias, and it must cease immediately,” Trump said during a joint appearance with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem.
Right now and so far it’s looking very good for President Trump. His trip is seemingly successful and regardless of the left’s opposite opinion on the matter it seems like most people agree with Trump and report that he was solid in Saudi Arabia and things are now also stepping off on the right foot in Israel too!
The Western Wall being one of the most holiest sites in Israel and being a location that is controversial in these latter days has been the reason why other U.S. Presidents have shied away from such a visit to the sacred ground. Instead, previous Presidents have visited private citizens during their stay in Israel. One reason controversy exists for this site is based on the idea that the Western Wall is not officially recognized today as Israeli territory, and the Trump administration has not been 100% clear yet about whether they believe that the holy site is in fact part of Israel or not.
George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama each visited the Western Wall as private citizens or candidates. None of them was accompanied by an Israeli prime minister, and current Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu did not join Trump for his visit. The two leaders and their wives will have dinner at Netanyahu’s residence Monday evening.
What is very apparent and refreshing about this visit of President Trump’s is that he wasn’t so focused on doing everything in his power to NOT offend anyone, instead what he did was choose to do the right thing, and not overthink everything to death. It is clear to see that President Trump has seemingly garnered some serious respect on this trip from many.
Re-building bridges that were left in shambles after Obama was done with them. This is good.
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