May 17th, 2017

Pray for President Trump as he travels to the Middle East—may he speak with wisdom and grace.

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Ephes. 4:29)

‘The comments about the Western Wall were not authorized communication and they do not represent the position of the United States and certainly not of the president,’ a senior administration official told The Times of Israel.

In a bitter diplomatic incident, a senior member of the US delegation making preparations for Trump’s visit to Israel next week angrily rejected a request that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany the president when he visits the Western Wall, and then sniped at his Israeli counterparts that the Western Wall is ‘not your territory. It’s part of the West Bank.’

The angry exchanges, according to the report, began when the Israeli team working with the American delegation asked whether Netanyahu could accompany Trump when he visits the Western Wall, a key stop expected on his May 22-23 visit to Israel and the West Bank.

No serving U.S. president has ever visited the Western Wall, because US policy has been that the final status of Jerusalem has yet to be resolved in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

The U.S. team reportedly rejected the request for Netanyahu to join Trump, saying it would be ‘a private visit’ by the president and that he would go on his own. The Israelis then asked whether a TV crew providing live coverage of the Trump visit could at least continue to film there.

At this point, the TV report said, a senior American official rudely responded: ‘What are you talking about? It’s none of your business. It’s not even part of your responsibility. It’s not your territory. It’s part of the West Bank.’

These comments led to vociferous protests by the Israelis, with the discussion descending into shouting, and the Israelis reminding the U.S. officials that the Western Wall and adjacent area ‘is territory holy to Israel.’ (Excerpted from Times of Israel, reporting by Eric Cortellessa. To read more about President Trump’s trip and Middle East affairs, visit https://watch.org/.)


  1. jogos friv says:

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  2. Beverly Jones says:

    Dear Heavenly Father , sovereign ruler of the universe, I praise your almighty name and can never thank You enough for all you do for us. Please protect President Trump and may he have the freedom to visit the western wall with anyone he chooses. If this is Your time I pray he will decide to move our embassy to Jerusalem and let the chips fall where they may. Please give him a clear focused mind. Please heal him from all the attacks of the enemy. May these countries he is going to have no thoughts about all of the fake news, just know we have a great president which I believe You heavenly father have chosen for us answering the prayers of multitudes of Americans. Father please make Pres. trump wise as a serpent and peaceful as a dove. Father may your angel encamp all around Him and those with him and keep them safe. Please give him a good and victorious trip acomplishing all he has in mind to do. God bless him and God bless America.

  3. Stac says:

    Adonai, Praise be to your Holy name forever !
    This day I pray for the peace of Jerusalem. And for the people of Israel that they would recognize their Messiah.
    That the gospel of your kingdom would spread throughout the land bringing repentance and salvation. I thank You Lord God most high that Your Son has come to bring life eternal to His people and to all peoples of the earth.

  4. Mary Tebault says:

    Amen to these prayers. I have prayed each one.

  5. Betty Daniels says:

    Praying for the protection of all who is involved. Praying against the spirit of confusion.
    Believing that GOD is in control! Amen

  6. Daniel DoGood says:

    Thank you God that this battle is not our own, we wrestle not against flesh & blood, you fight for us!

    Psalms 58:6 (Msg) “God, smash their teeth to bits, leave them toothless tigers.”

    Psalm 3:7 (MSG) “Up, God! My God, help me! Slap their faces, First this cheek, then the other,
    Your fist hard in their teeth!”

    As we wield the weapons of our warfare, through prayer and supplication (with thanksgiving) I thank you that every plan of the enemy is foiled! That the accuser is silenced! That the Cyrus anointing rests heavily upon our commander and chief!

    Isaiah 45 (MSG) “The God Who Forms Light and Darkness God’s Message to his anointed,to Cyrus, whom he took by the hand To give the task of taming the nations, of terrifying their kings—He gave him free rein,no restrictions:“I’ll go ahead of you,clearing and paving the road. I’ll break down bronze city gates,smash padlocks, kick down barred entrances. I’ll lead you to buried treasures,secret caches of valuables—Confirmations that it is, in fact, I, God,the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.”

    Father awaken your church, your precious bride to rise to her rightful place in Christ, shaking off the dust & filth, removing the garment of shame and adorning her with your robe of righteousness! That she will come out from the world storming the gates of hell (matt 16:18) plundering it to populate heaven. In Jesus name!

  7. Sherry says:

    Gracious Heavenly Father, lover of Your people, the Nation Israel, Jerusalem, and those who inhabit this land given to them….grant favor upon this timely visit between the United States and Israel, that it shall be successful and blessed by You, Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth. May your angels be all around for protection, and Your Holy Spirit guard and guide with wisdom and grace with words and actions directed from Your throne room. We pray for peace and mercy….that truth in all areas of communication be washed with righteousness, and that You go before to prepare the way and to orchestrate the events of this visit, according to Your plans and purposes. In Jesus Name, Amen.

  8. Julia Parker says:

    Thank You Father for Your mercy on all those involved with Israel who are instrumental in leading our nations together in Peace! Thank You for inspiring them to repent of any wrong doing. Thank You for all the good that You have inspired them to do to bring about unity! Thank You for President Trump and Prime minister Netanyahu and the relationship that You have formed between these two amazing men! Thanks for clearing the air! Thanks for bringing clarity and truth to the whole situation! We love what You are doing for both nations! Thanks for answering our prayers!

  9. Deborah says:

    God have mercy on us. Lord please send the right people to clear the air concerning what damage was done by this man . And turn this situation around for good. Open the doors of communication for our President Donald Trump and Prime minister Netanyahu . If it be your will Lord let them meet together at the Western Wall. Please give President Trump favor with the Israeli people and their leaders. Appoint men and woman who will support Israel and the President in this matter. Please protect President Trump and the Prime minister Netanyahu . May it be known America supports Israel and the Western Wall. Please bless President Trump to be able to pray at the Western Wall and bless Israel. May all the news media in Israel and the US report this event truthfully. We bless Israel and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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