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Trump Will Be the First Sitting President Ever to Visit the Western Wall

Abra Forman : May 15, 2017  Breaking Israel News

Under extremely tight security—10,000 members of the Israeli police will take part in "Operation Blue Shield" protecting the president—Trump and his family will visit the Western Wall and likely pray at the holy site.

[Breaking Israel News] When President Trump visits Jerusalem's Western Wall, one of the holiest Jewish sites in the world, during his trip to Israel next week, he will be the first-ever sitting US president to do so. (Photo: The Kotel or Western Wall/Shutterstock/via BIN)

While every president since George H.W. Bush has visited the last standing remnant of the Holy Temple compound, also known as the Kotel, none have gone during their time in office. George H.W. Bush visited in 1998, nearly ten years after he ended his term; successor Bill Clinton did the same in 2013.

Governor George W. Bush visited in 1998 before his term, but on a presidential trip in 2008, he opted out when it was deemed too political of a move. Barack Obama placed a note between the Kotel's ancient stones in 2008 during his presidential campaign but did not return after his election.

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