A Note for the Western Wall Written by Donald Trump

The handwritten note reads: 'May you bless the United States, our armed forces and our allies. May your guiding hand protect and strengthen our great nation.'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wrote a note to be placed in the Western Wall.

According to Israeli news site Ynet, Trump wrote the note following a conversation with his daughter, Ivanka Trump, who is Jewish.

It reads: “May you bless the United States, our armed forces and our allies. May your guiding hand protect and strengthen our great nation.”

The handwritten note was given to a Jewish adviser of Trump to be delivered to the holy site.

Image of Trump's purported Kotel note
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Trump’s staff photographed the note and sent it to the Israeli Hebrew-language daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.

In 2008, Israeli paper Maariv published the note Barack Obama left at the Western Wall when he visited Jerusalem during the presidential election. “Lord, protect my family and me,” Obama wrote. “Forgive me my sins and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will.”

Jacob Kornbluh from the Jewish Insider contributed to this report