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In presidential first, Trump prays at Jerusalem's Western Wall

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 01:16

Donald Trump becomes first U.S. President to pray at Jerusalem's Western Wall during visit to Israel. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. U.S. President Donald Trump made an historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday (May 22), standing before the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray and saying a few words before inserting a note between the monumental stones. He was accompanied by the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinowitz, who said on Israel Radio that he recited two psalms with the U.S. leader. One of them, Psalm 122, speaks of Jerusalem as a "city that is united together". It is the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited and prayed at the site. Barack Obama visited in 2008, but it was before he became president. The site is known to Jews as Temple Mount, the holiest place in Judaism, and to Muslims as The Noble Sanctuary, where al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, and the gold-topped Dome of the Rock, now stand.

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In presidential first, Trump prays at Jerusalem's Western Wall

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 01:16