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Pence Inspired After Praying at Western Wall

For his last stop on a whirlwind, but productive, trip to the Holy Land, Vice President Mike Pence visited the Western Wall. The Jerusalem Post's Herb Keinon reports that Pence was inspired by praying at the holy site, saying it was a great honor, while also blessing the Jewish state and her people:

US Vice President Mike Pence spent his last afternoon in Israel at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City. The vice president and the second lady prayed at Judaism's holy site.

Asked by reporters how he felt about his visit to the Western Wall, the vice president said he felt "inspired."

Pence signed the guest book of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation: "It is a great honor to pray here at this sacred place. God bless the Jewish people, God bless the state of Israel always. Vice President Mike Pence..."

Pence's visit follows on the heels of visits to the site by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and US President Donald Trump, breaking the long-standing "taboo" of sitting US officials not visiting the site on official business.

Earlier Monday Pence visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial where he paid tribute to the six million Jews who were murdered during WWII.

Before that he met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at his residence in Jerusalem. The two discussed a range of regional issues and spoke about the Jewish people's centuries old ties to the holy city...

Tags: Jerusalem , US-Israel Relations

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