President Trump in Israel

posted by Joel Riley -

 President Trump was in Israel yesterday (May 22nd) on the second stop of his nine-day foreign trip, where he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the most holy site at which Jews can pray. The president also spoke about hoping to be able to help to achieve a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, and declared that he saw the possibility of a new alignment of Muslim nations and Israel against Iran as a shared enemy. But while much of the day went smoothly, Trump unexpectedly gave a new defense of having recently disclosed highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. in an Oval Office meeting. Trump told reporters that he never told the Russians that Israel was the source of the intelligence, which was about the threat of ISIS using laptops as bombs on planes, saying, "I never mentioned that word or the name 'Israel.' So you have another story wrong." However, while it was reported that Israel was believed to be the source of the intelligence, no-one had reported that Trump had said so to the Russian officials.

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