The row erupted a few days before the first official visit of US President Donald Trump to the region, Xinhua reported.
Israeli media reported that a staffer at the US Consulate in Jerusalem had told an Israeli member of the advance team planning Trump's visit that the Western Wall is "not your territory but part of the West Bank".
"The premise of that article is false - that in any way the president had a conversation that was inappropriate or that resulted in any kind of lapse in national security", Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, said Tuesday.
In the wake of the turmoil, Trump's visit Israel next week could certainly prove to be a contentious one.
Still, there is a reason why no sitting USA president has even visited the site: It was seized from the Jordanians, along with East Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1967, and it's not officially recognized as Israeli territory.
A vicious argument reportedly ensued, with Israeli officials asserting that Jerusalem is indeed "territory holy to Israel".
On Monday, however, Israel's Channel Two News reported that members of a USA advance team preparing the presidential tour told Israeli representatives that the Western Wall is not part of Israeli territory, therefore Israel could not be involved in planning that part of Trump's trip.
At that meeting, he said he would support a single state if it led to peace, delighting Israeli right-wingers who want to see their country annex most of the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian stabs Israeli officer in Jerusalem, shot dead
The film, put on the internet, showed police chasing and trying to grab attacking Palestinian women inside the Muslim holy place. The Israeli authorities, meanwhile, say at least 48 Israelis have been killed in attacks by Palestinians over the same period.
Putin and Trump to meet in July
The State Department did post photos of Lavrov's meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, but that was open to the press. Comey is said to have responded that he would offer honesty, but could not offer political loyalty.
Trump is a skilled negotiator who can help both parties and reach an agreement, said Friedman. "His love for and commitment to the State of Israel is rock-solid and it enjoys his highest priority", Friedman said during a ceremony at the President's Residence in Jerusalem.
The letter was signed by the American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI) an informal network of Christian leaders, managed by the US Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, representing some 60 million Christians across America.
During the 1967 Six Day War, Israel captured eastern Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights.
Asked about the remarks, a spokesperson for the Trump administration told the Jerusalem Post, "These comments, if true, were not authorized by the White House".
But when asked on Tuesday, McMasterwould only say that the location of the Western Wall is "a policy decision".
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted new United States Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman welcoming him to Jerusalem "our eternal capital", on Tuesday.
Netanyahu responded by saying on Monday that "not only would moving the embassy not harm the peace process, but to the contrary. Israel has made contact with the United States on this matter", he said.
Second, the Trump administration has rolled back some robust pro-Israel policies it advocated before assuming office.
Any country that did not look at putting new sanctions on North Korea was, in effect, helping the isolated nation, she said. In a statement, the 15-member Council demanded that Pyongyang conduct no further such tests.
Day 2 of Harry Styles week continued on the Late Late Show overnight with the pop star leading from the top to the credits. "And I'm Katy Perry ", the gatekeeper responded."If you're Harry Styles , then where's the rest of One Direction?".
He topped it off by clocking a better lap than Force India pair Sergio Perez and Esteban Icon and Williams' Felipe Massa. You'd think they'd have plenty of opportunities in the auto , but not this year on this team.
The group plans on developing a technology that can control the propellers and stabilize the vehicle in the air, simultaneously. Cartivator aims to develop the prototype for a manned test flight by the end of 2018, to then commercialise the auto by 2020.
Patients were asked not to go to hospitals unless it was an emergency and even some key services like chemotherapy were canceled. Pyotr Lidov, a spokesman for Megafon, said Friday's attacks froze computers in company's offices across Russian Federation .
The euro dropped and French stocks were weaker yesterday as attention turned to the challenges that lie ahead for Mr Macron. His party is changing its name to La Republique En Marche (Republic on the Move) as it prepares a list of candidates.
The FBI's investigation includes looking at some of Trump's campaign and White House associates and officials - including Flynn. Flynn's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the subpoena.
Other passengers suffered minor cuts, scrapes and bruises, and were taken to the hospital by ambulance or evaluated at the scene. Thirty people were injured after a commuter bus overturned on I-95 just south of Cecil County, Maryland on Monday morning.
And Moyes, after reviewing the ProZone statistics of his relegated side, said: 'I'd have to say that in many ways he was right. Moyes said: "I've laid out the plans about what I would like, what I think it needs".
He won his first Web.com tour event in 2015 (the Cleveland Open) to become the tour's second-youngest victor in its history. Holmes' survived wayward ball striking for three days with a brilliant short game to grab a share of lead after 54 holes.
Fire, Possibly Arson, Destroys New York's Oldest Synagogue
Sakowich, who said the building has sat vacant for 10 years, added that there are no reports of missing people or injuries. In the 1880s, the building was purchased by Beth Hamedrash Hagadol , which occupied the space until it closed in 2007.
'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee
Psychologist Caryn Stark said suicide for is "very painful and shocking" for survivors because they tend to blame themselves. The fiancee of former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez says she thought his suicide was a hoax.
Pence vows 'overwhelming' response to North Korea
All along, the goal has been to induce North Korea to open up to the outside world and roll back its nuclear and missile programs. Asked about his visit to Saudi Arabia, Mattis said the desert kingdom is a "pillar of our security framework for the region".
Red Bull drivers offer feedback on upgrade
However, a more likely contender for a 2018 Ferrari seat is Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, even though he is under contract. I think in qualifying we were pretty spot on, I think the vehicle was pretty much by the best we've had all season.
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission
This would mark the beginning of SpaceX to become one of the major launch service provider to the Department of Defense. In so doing, it fulfilled a contract with the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to launch a spy satellite.
Brazil calls off Zika emergency
The games were feared to further spread the virus, and countries around the world were reporting increased infections. There were 7,911 cases reported in this period, compared to 170,535 cases reported in the same time in 2016, it said.