Trump, Pence to Address Rally in Jerusalem, Says Israeli Report

Republican presidential nominee to address crowd via Skype at Independence Park.

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An Israeli soldier stands next to a bus stop covered with a poster from the Israeli branch of the Trump campaign, near the West Bank Jewish Settlement of Ariel October 6, 2016.
An Israeli soldier stands next to a bus stop covered with a poster from the Israeli branch of the Trump campaign, near the West Bank Jewish Settlement of Ariel October 6, 2016. Credit: Baz Ratner, Reuters
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Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump will address a rally of supporters in Jerusalem next Wednesday via Skype along with his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, according to Israeli media outlet Arutz Sheva.

The report cited Republicans Overseas Israel, an organization involved in organizing support for Trump in Israel, as saying that the nominee and his vice presidential candidate would address the crowd at Jerusalem's Independence Park on Wednesday, October 26.

A file photo from July 20, 2016, shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with his vice presidential candidate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in Cleveland.Credit: Mary Altaffer, AP

A Facebook event for the rally had over 200 saying they would be in attendance with some on the page asking for rides from as far away as Haifa. No mention has yet been made on the event page however, of Trump or Pence's participation. A website for Republicans Overseas Israel didn't have any related information.

According to Arutz Sheva, the event has been titled "Strengthening Jerusalem" and is, in part, meant to serve as a political message in wake of a recent resolution in UNESCO that failed to include any reference to the site where al-Aqsa Mosque stands as the Temple Mount, or the site where two ancient temples once stood.

Arutz Sheva also reported that local Republican organizers, led by attorney Marc Zell, began preparing for the event two weeks ago, even welcoming campaign representatives.

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