US officials: No solution without Western Wall in Israel

“We cannot envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel. But as the president said, the specific boundaries of sovereignty of Israel are going to be part of the final status agreement,” a senior administration official said. He was speaking Friday ahead of Vice President Mike Pence’s Middle East trip including Israel next week. The vice president will meet Wednesday with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo and then travel to Israel. His two-day visit will including meetings with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a speech at the Knesset and visits to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and the Western Wall.

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