‘King David also had to overcome great opposition in order to establish his kingship,’ Rabbi Yosef Berger said. ‘Trump connected to that.’
As French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel beat a path for the White House in back-to-back visits this week, the media coverage of U.S. – European Union relations is focused on efforts to convince President Donald Trump to keep faith with his predecessor Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.
In order to secure Vice President Pence’s visit to the Western Wall on Tuesday, the Israeli Police closed off the Western Wall and its surroundings to both vehicles and pedestrians for four hours. In an unprecedented move, Amit Branchuk, the police officer in charge of the Temple Mount entrance, went around to the roadblocks and personally accompanied any Jew who wanted to ascend the Temple Mount at that time.