Fireworks over Jerusalems Old City May 21, 2017.
(photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
NETANYAHU AHEAD OF TRUMP VISIT: ISRAEL DIDN’T OCCUPY JERUSALEM, WE LIBERATED IT
In Saudi Arabia, Trump spoke with Saudi King Salman about the peace process.
“I want to the tell the world in a loud and clear voice: Jerusalem has always been and always will be the capital of Israel,” Netanyahu said at a celebratory event marking the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Israel’s capital city after the Six Day War.
“The Temple Mount and the Western Wall will always remain under Israeli sovereignty,” the prime minister added.
Netanyahu’s words were seen as a direct message to Trump, following Israel’s disappointment that the president appears to have no plans to announce the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during his two-day trip.