….The report quoted Israeli sources in charge of Trump’s visit as saying that “this is Trump’s show, all the rest are extras, including Prime Minister Netanyahu … The statement that the Western Wall is territory in the West Bank was received with astonishment … Israel is convinced that this statement is contrary to President Trump’s policy, as it was expressed in his behavior and his fierce opposition to the last Security Council resolution.”
The White House later disassociated itself from the diplomat’s remarks.
“These comments, if true, were not authorized by the White House. They do not reflect the U.S. position, and certainly not the President’s position,” a White House spokesman told Haaretz.
The diplomat who made the offensive remarks about one of the holiest sites in Judaism was named in a television report Tuesday as David Berns, the political counselor at the US Consulate in Jerusalem…. read more
by lhwm: fake news is rampant and we are being extra careful about what we post here on LHWM news site. This article is telling you that lies are being spreaded around concerning the western wall and the U.S.
President Trump announced Monday that he’ll light the White House blue to honor police officers for Monday’s Peace Officer Memorial Day.
The president signed a proclamation Monday declaring the day “Peace Officer Memorial Day” and the upcoming week “Police Week.” At the signing ceremony, Trump said that he would also request that American flags fly at half-mast to memorialize fallen officers, according to a pool report.
“During Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we honor the men and women of law enforcement who have been killed or disabled in the course of serving our communities. Police officers are the thin blue line whose sacrifices protect and serve us every day, and we pledge to support them as they risk their lives to safeguard ours,” Trump said in the text of the proclamation…. read more
Before leaving office, President Obama did what many feared he would do and what the White House had implied it might do one day—instruct America’s ambassador to the United Nations to abandon Israel.
The context of the U.N. resolution was to condemn the Jewish state. U.N. resolutions condemning Israel are nothing new. In fact, of all the nations in the world including dictator states, terrorist states and states given to mass murder of its own citizens, it is the tiny democratic nation of Israel that has been condemned by the United Nations more than any other nation.
What was unique about that particular resolution was its extremity. It began by claiming that Israel had no right to Jerusalem, but it went further. It declared that Jerusalem was “Palestinian territory.” Beyond that, it alleged that Israel was an “occupying power.”… read more
lhwm notes: This might help explain why US Embassy will stay in Tel Aviv
Jan Markell, Eric Barger and White House correspondent Bill Koenig consider the aligning of the nations and final day activity breaking in the Trump Administration. Why could 2017 be so significant? Having been in the presidential press core 16 years, Koenig shares how things have changed in Washington due to President Trump. Still, while some strive for peace, there is only the threat of war. Hear an insider’s view from our nation’s capital.
Listen to the full audio on our prophecy update page
The entire U.S. Senate has been invited to the White House for a briefing Wednesday on the North Korea situation, amid escalating tensions over the country’s missile tests and bellicose rhetoric.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the upcoming briefing, for all 100 senators, on Monday.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the update to lawmakers.
It is rare for the entire Senate to be invited to such a briefing.
Spicer clarified that while the event will take place on the White House campus, it is technically a Senate briefing and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is the one who convened it…. read more