A worker hangs Israeli and American flags on a lamppost along a freeway leading to Jerusalem, days before a planned visit by President Donald Trump, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
A row erupted Tuesday over U.S. policy toward Israel days ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump, with fresh questions raised over the White House's approach to the ultrasensitive status of Jerusalem.Israeli right-wingers have pressed Trump to stick to his pledge to move the embassy to Jerusalem, but the president has backed away since taking office, saying it was still being looked at.Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967 .The rival claims to Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and no countries currently have their embassies there, instead basing them in Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv.Separately, Israeli officials reacted angrily to reports in local media that representatives of the U.S. consulate had suggested the Western Wall in East Jerusalem did not belong to Israel.Trump is reportedly planning to visit the Western Wall in East Jerusalem's Old City.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE