The wall is in the Old City, a part of east Jerusalem, which the US and most of the world consider to be occupied territory.
The group opposing the step is headed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, saidHaaretz. Officially, the United Nations, the United States and others consider the Old City and East Jerusalem occupied territory and do not recognize Israel's claim to sovereignty over it.
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, the U.S.'s ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said she believes the Western Wall is in Israel and that the USA embassy should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - another controversial story.
Stops on the upcoming trip include Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican; places sacred to three of the worlds major religions.
Despite concerns over Trump's shifting policy positions on the conflict, the decrease in popularity among Jews did not translate into a notable increase in Israelis believing the president to be more pro-Palestinian, which increased from three to four percent.
Trump is scheduled to visit Israel on May 22-23.
The visit will be a significant foreign policy test for Trump, who has yet to demonstrate a firm grasp of the nuances of Middle East diplomacy.
Trump said as a candidate he would move the embassy to Jerusalem, but now says he's studying the issue.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted new United States Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman welcoming him to Jerusalem "our eternal capital", on Tuesday.
In recent days, USA officials have tamped down expectations of an embassy move, reportedly emphasizing to their Israeli counterparts that Trump remains committed to relocating the embassy by the end of his first term, even if he decides next month to extend the presidential order freezing the implementation of the move.
"I am not real sure what happened with that issue", she added.
"Like [former President Harry] Truman, Mr. Trump must contend with well-entrenched anti-Israel bureaucrats at the State Department who will try to use their positions to make moving the embassy hard". That distinction between Jerusalem and Israel reflects the US position that the city's fate is an issue for Israelis and Palestinians to work out through future peace negotiations.
Reps. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., and Francis Rooney, R-Fla., marked the celebration by introducing a nonbinding resolution celebrating Israel's capture of the eastern portions of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War in 1967.
Dennis Ross, a veteran former Middle East negotiator who has been consulted by Trump's aides, said the president must avoid raising hopes for a quick resolution of the conflict that has eluded successive US administrations.
Trump is expected to become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall , the holiest site where Jews can pray. His nine-day trip through the Middle East and Europe ends on Saturday after visits to the Vatican, Brussels and Sicily.
As I mentioned Memorial Day has the best chance (60%) for widespread showers and storms which could interrupt your holiday plans. Highs will pick up Tuesday , with high 60s to low 70s expected through Friday , when we should also see a gradual clearing.
The Chinese finance ministry claimed Moody's had painted an inaccurate picture of the country's financial outlook. The downgrade adds to warnings about China's reliance on credit to propel growth after the 2008 global crisis.
Another senior official from the delegation said, "Each one of us is following developments in USA tax policy very closely". The aim for the G7 and central bankers on Saturday is to join forces to fight the growing threat of worldwide cyber attacks.
Trump has called the investigation of his presidential campaign's ties with Russian Federation a "witch hunt". The paper said the comments came from the White House's written account of the Oval Office meeting.
There is a recurring theme running throughout Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge - a sense of fatigue. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has grossed $3,710,254,215 worldwide according to E News .
MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies will develop for Memorial Day Monday, with a high temperature of 79 degrees. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except for higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
JEE Advanced tomorrow, more than 2500 to appear in Odisha
The previous year, many students and teachers said that components of the JEE (Advanced) were particularly challenging. The paper contained a mix of single choice, multiple correct choice and passage type single choice question.
4 militants killed in Rampur sector: Army
Indian army Tuesday claimed it had damaged some Pakistani army posts on LoC and described it as "punitive fire assaults". Two groups of terrorists managed to cross the LoC even during winter when the mountain passes were covered with snow.
With budget unfinished, Legislature heads to special session
There were other complications with the one-page special session agreement hurriedly drafted Monday among the state's top leaders. On Wednesday, the House approved bills for taxes, education and transportation, with senators doing the same with taxes.
'Foiling' America's Cup due to set sail Saturday in Bermuda
Showing all of his class and experience, Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill refused to give in and gradually clawed his way back. Crewmen on SoftBank Team Japan had to leap clear of Ainslie's port hull as it crashed onto their starboard hull.
Wenger seeks solace in quest for seventh FA Cup
A game of football or a concert is a moment that you must live with passion and enthusiasm. "I just want to enjoy my football". He can think what he wants. "For this reason, I hope to see a great game and all my players trying to win for us", Conte said.
Exeter champions after extra-time win over Wasps
Short is Exeter's top try-scorer this season, scoring 11 tries in the Premiership and going over 14 times in all competitions. The game also marked England worldwide Danny Cipriani's return to Wasps after he rejoined from Sale Sharks over the summer.
British police say military to guard key London sites
Sixty-four people are still hospitalized, Jon Rouse of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said Wednesday. France, which has repeatedly been hit by devastating militant attacks since 2015, extended emergency powers.
Trump Voters Lean to Russia as Ally Over Others
More than two thirds, 68 percent, said that Russian interference in the election is "very important" or "somewhat important". According to the survey, the president's job approval rating declined to 45 percent now from 49 percent in March.
Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border
Later on Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Fox News that North Korea nuclear testing was "disappointing, disturbing". South Korea says it has fired warning shots at an object that flew across the demilitarised zone from North Korea .