The row erupted a few days before the first official visit of US President Donald Trump to the region, Xinhua reported. But while most of the world believes Israel to be illegally occupying the West Bank, the questions of both East and West Jerusalem were murkier, because the world continued to believe that the city should be worldwide and wasn't rightfully Israeli, Jordanian or Palestinian.
"The Western Wall is one of holiest sites in the Jewish faith, and clearly in Jerusalem", Spicer said, adding that the situation is complicated.
During Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's post-inaugural visit to the white House, however, Trump preached restraint regarding settlement expansion and talk of moving the embassy was quickly relegated to the back burner.
Trump is reportedly planning to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City.
He has also advocated breaking with decades of precedent by moving the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to the divided city of Jerusalem, a prospect deeply alarming to Palestinians who see the occupied eastern half of the city as their future capital.
The White House quickly backpedaled saying that the comment "was not authorized communication and does not represent the position of the USA and certainly not of the president", a senior official told reporters.
Israel's Channel 2 reported this exchange occurred after the Trump team rejected a request for Netanyahu to accompany Trump on his visit to the Western Wall, becoming the first sitting US president to do so.
During his trip, Trump won't unveil a specific "diplomatic plan" or a "road map", Friedman said. "It's part of the West Bank".
Israel occupied east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the worldwide community.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has suggested in recent comments that Trump is being careful about the embassy move for fear it would hurt his attempts at restarting the peace process.
The White House said the comment did not represent the president's position.
Trump's Israel visit coincides with a very special day - the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem under Jewish sovereignty after 2000 years.
The rival claims to Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and no countries now have their embassies there, instead basing them in Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv.
Speaking after the ceremony, Friedman did not directly respond to the dispute over the Western Wall but pledged to "support Israel in every way".
The question referenced a rude remark made by an alleged "senior administration official" to members of Israel's Prime Minister's Office who were trying to coordinate the president's itinerary for the time he will be in Israel.
McMaster's brief comment, however, appeared to be consistent with longstanding USA policy that the status of Jerusalem is an issue to be decided in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
If things fall in place, then she will be sharing the screen with talented Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, Octavia Spencer. Talking about her co-stars, Priyanka said: "Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron were a little more conscientious than me".
Tesla's high-end roofing materials include mimicked fancy terracotta and slate roofing tiles, which are made of textured glass. If you recall news of these tiles was released back in October, and not is available to order for future shipment.
Microsoft is delivering this new feature as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, expected to debut in September. Xamarin Live Player removes that requirement and instead asks you for an iPhone and Visual Studio 2017 for Windows.
The warmth really kicks in on Tuesday and Wednesday as surface high pressure sets up across the southeastern US coast. I've got it as a green flag all day as we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies at the track.
By introducing a new modular architecture, Google is actually segregating the vendor implementation from the Android OS Framework. Google says having such an interface will give device makers direct access to the hardware-specific parts of Android O.
However as per sources the director and the actors of the film have received a good remuneration for their efforts. Clearly, " Baahubali 2 " is smashing every possible record and continuing its long run at the box office.
Musk said that in most areas of the US , houses should have enough roof area to provide power for all of the household's needs. United States electric vehicle maker Tesla has started selling solar roof tiles as the company keeps an "eye to the future".
He then listed all the names of the chickens, and when Aaron mentioned Kendall's name, Harry took an awkward sip of tea. The " Sign of the Times " singer, who just dropped his self-titled debut album, will be on The Late Late Show all week.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures will be around for Thursday night with a low temperature of 62 degrees. MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies continue for Monday , and the warming trend continues as well, with a high of 82 degrees.
Sunny Mother's Day; Summer-like Week Ahead
THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures will be around for Thursday night with a low temperature of 62 degrees. Mostly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures will start off our Mother's Day Weekend, with a high temperature of 72 degrees.
A Few Days Of Sun Ahead
Also, some gusty winds that could reach 40-45 miles per hour midday-afternoon and could cause a few power issues. FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies and a few rain showers will be possible, with a high temperature of 83 degrees.
Weather Authority Forecast for Thursday, May 11
Again with mostly clear skies look for highs to top out in the upper 80s to low 90s and south winds around 5 miles per hour . Saturday: Mostly sunny skies are expected to start the weekend with a few more clouds pushing into the area late in the day.
RSS worker killing: 2 being quizzed, 7 attackers identified
The police had registered a case against around 20 BJP and RSS workers in the murder, and 15 people had been arrested in 2016. Rajasekharan accused the Pinarayi Vijayan-led state government of unleashing violence in the state to silence the opposition.
Alonso enjoys beautiful day to take seventh
Hamilton described how the same turn can be completely different to handle, depending on the wind. I can feel the vehicle is quick. "It looks like it will be between them and us", Vettel said.
Apple could be releasing a new iPad next month
Whilst many think that the ipad pro is one of the Apple's biggest failures in the creative world it has been a huge success. Apple is expected to release new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, as well as the Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival.
UK's health service hit by ransomware attack
The Lister Hospital in Stevenage disabled its computer and telephone systems in a preventive measure against the attack. Routine appointments had been canceled and ambulances were being diverted to neighboring hospitals.