"I don't like what you did in front of me", an animated Macron told the Israeli personnel, speaking in English, in the crush to enter the building. Macron told Israeli security inside the Church of Saint Anne, which is officially French territory.
France considers it a provocation when an Israeli security officer enters the church.
Numerous participants, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, also paid visits to the Palestinians in the West Bank. But he then asked the police around him to "please respect the rules as they are for centuries".
While the grounds of the Catholic Church are still considered French territory, Israel's exclusive claim to Jerusalem and Palestine as a whole, as the indigenous community have discovered at great cost, traduces any sense of worldwide norm and justice. It was gifted to the French in 1856 by Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid I for its help in the Crimean war.
"Everybody knows the rules", Macron said in English as he raised his voice toward an Israeli security official.
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"I will give them my response when I have better knowledge on the file", he said.
Chirac heatedly told them their actions were a "provocation" and angrily asked: "What do you want?" Me to go back to my plane and go back to France? He also claimed that Macron apologised to Israeli security officers.
Macron is one of dozens of world leaders due to attend Thursday's World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial centre in Jerusalem, which will commemorate the 75-year anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.
But Israel Police and Shin Bet - the country's security service - said in a joint statement that a discussion took place after Macron arrived and Israeli guards led him inside "based on the terms agreed upon ahead of time".
According to the statement, the French leader's team apologized for the altercation and said Macron shook hands with the Israeli team before continuing his tour of the Old City while "accompanied by the [Israeli] forces and all the necessary means to maintain his safety as a high level individual visiting Israel".