On last day in Israel, Pence visits Western Wall, Yad Vashem

Female journalists kept at back of Pence's visit to Western Wall

Pence's stop at the wall completed a two-day visit to Israel, the highest-level United States trip since Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Schneider said she was told by United States officials that the arrangement was at the insistence of ultra-Orthodox Jewish authorities at the site.

After complaints arose, officials quickly ran to do damage control by removing the canopy and giving women chairs to stand up on to improve their view.

However, diplomatic and political correspondent Tal Schneider, who writes for the Hebrew-language Globesnewspaper, tweeted a photo of her view obscured even after the canvas has been taken down. "Women journalists are second-class citizens".

"Every effort was made to accommodate both female and male journalists while observing the rules in place at the Western Wall", Pence's press secretary, Alyssa Farah, said in a statement.

There is longstanding controversy over gender segregation at the holy site.

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But following pressure from ultra-Orthodox parties last summer, the cabinet of the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, suspended the plan. "We reject any attempt to divert the discussion from the important and moving visit of the US Vice President and his wife at the Western Wall".

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation told Israel's Channel 10 that it had made an effort to grant "maximum accessibility" to journalists of both sexes and said it "rejected any attempt to divert the discussion away from the important and emotional visit of the U.S. vice president and his wife to the Western Wall".

In January 2016, the government successfully negotiated a deal with the Reform and Conservative movements, the Women of the Wall group and the Jewish Agency for Israel to provide a permanent, expanded egalitarian prayer space for non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall.

"Today, senior women journalists from Israel and overseas were discriminated against", the women's rights group said in a statement.

"Separation at the Western Wall".

On previous visits by Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, female journalists were afforded a clear view, according to the Guardian. The journalist, who was visiting from Finland and is of Palestinian descent, refused to do so and was not permitted to cover Pence and Netanyahu's news conference.

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