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President Trump's aide comment on West Bank shock Israel

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A rift has been created between and after an American diplomat described the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City as part of the West

This new development happened days ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump on an ultra-sensitive status of

U.S. has shown his willingness to resolve the Israel-conflict but the Israeli Prime Minister's Office said it was shocked by the comments and asked the United States to explain what was meant by them.

"is convinced that this statement is contrary to the position of President [Donald] Trump, as expressed in his firm opposition to the most recent UN Security Council Resolution," the Israeli Prime Minister's Office said in a written statement Monday.

"These comments were not authorized by the White House. They do not reflect the US position, and certainly not the President's position, " CNN quoted White House statement.

will visit on May 22 and he will visit the Western Wall and meet with President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . President will also pay a visit to Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 23:43 IST