President Trump Just Made History in Israel by Doing What No President Has Ever Done Before

politics
May 22, 2017

President Donald Trump is once again making history while he is on his first overseas trip as President of the United States. President Trump, along with the First Lady, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and daughter Ivanka Trump were greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they arrived in Isreal on Monday afternoon. 

As reported by ABC News, the president is the first sitting U.S. president that has visited and paid tribute to the Western Wall, which is located in Jerusalem's Old City. The Western Wall is known as Judaism's holiest prayer site. President Trump was seen taking a moment with his hand on the wall and then left a note behind.

"On my first trip overseas as president, I have come to the sacred and ancient land to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and the state of Israel," President Trump said after he had arrived in Isreal.

President Trump also added, "We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people, defeating terrorism and creating a future of harmony, prosperity, and peace. But we can only get there working together." The president also has private meetings scheduled with the Prime Minister of Israel.

President Trump and First Lady Melania first took a tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre before visiting the wall. The church is one of Christianity's holiest sites as it displays the shrine where Jesus had been entombed. 

This trip to Israel is his second stop after first visiting Saudi Arabia. President Trump's next stop in his overseas trip will include meeting with the Pope as he visits the Vatican.   

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