Haley: Western Wall is part of Israel

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says US Embassy should be moved to Jerusalem, Western Wall is part of Israel.

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that the US Embassy should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and that the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City is part of Israel.

In an interview with CBN News, Haley said, "Obviously I believe that the capital should be Jerusalem and the embassy should be moved to Jerusalem because if you look at all their government it's in Jerusalem. So much of what goes on is in Jerusalem and I think we have to see that for what it is."

“I don’t know what the policy of the administration is but I believe the Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that that is how we’ve always seen it and that’s how we should pursue it.

“I'm not real sure what happened with that issue, but I know they're trying to fix that …We’ve always thought the Western Wall was part of Israel.”

CBN will air the full interview on Wednesday.'

Earlier on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, “The Western Wall is obviously one of the holiest sites in the Jewish faith. It's clearly in Jerusalem, but there's been—it's an issue that has had serious consideration.”

“It'll be a topic that's going to be discussed during the president's trip between parties that he meets with, but obviously, I think, this stems from a comment that was made yesterday which was not the policy of the United States.”