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East Jerusalem: Trump becomes first president to visit the Wailing Wall01:49

East Jerusalem: Trump becomes first president to visit the Wailing Wall

Disputed Territory, East Jerusalem
May 22, 2017 at 15:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall, both holy sites in Jerusalem's Old City, on Monday. He is the first US President to ever visit the wall.

Wearing a kippah, Trump walked up to the wall, which is one of the holiest sites where Jews can pray, touched it and then placed a note inside.

Believed to date back to around 19 BC, the Western Wall is the only remaining part of Temple Mount, the most important site in Judaism. It is also known as the "Wailing Wall," as from the time of the temple's destruction in 70 AD until the Byzantine period, Jews were not allowed to come to Jerusalem except once a year to mourn its ruin.

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US President Donald Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall, both holy sites in Jerusalem's Old City, on Monday. He is the first US President to ever visit the wall.

Wearing a kippah, Trump walked up to the wall, which is one of the holiest sites where Jews can pray, touched it and then placed a note inside.

Believed to date back to around 19 BC, the Western Wall is the only remaining part of Temple Mount, the most important site in Judaism. It is also known as the "Wailing Wall," as from the time of the temple's destruction in 70 AD until the Byzantine period, Jews were not allowed to come to Jerusalem except once a year to mourn its ruin.

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