Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — joined by Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu — visited the Kosel in Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday.
This marked the first-ever tour of the Jewish holy site by a top American diplomat accompanied by an Israeli official.
In the past, the US government had sought to avoid tacitly recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the parts of Jerusalem it took control of in the 1967 Six-Day War.
During Thursday’s visit, Pompeo placed a prayer note inside the wall.
He was also taken to the Kosel tunnels and Wilson’s Arch.