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Pence to visit Western Wall after pro-Israel speech

Vice President Mike Pence (L) embraces Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on January 22, 2018 during a visit to Jerusalem in which he pledged to move the US embassy to the disputed city by the end of 2019 US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Tuesday while Palestinians plan a general strike and protests after denouncing his fervently pro-Israel speech the previous day as “messianic”. The devout Christian’s speech to the Israeli parliament on Monday laden with biblical references was praised by Israelis as perhaps the best they could ever hope for from a US administration, but Palestinians saw it as confirming some of their worst fears. Pence proudly…