U.S. President Donald Trump and his entourage are expected to touch down at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Israel at 12:15 for a short welcoming ceremony that is expected to last just under a half hour.
The president and his wife Melania will be greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara and President Reuven Rivlin and his wife Nechama. After the American and Israeli national anthems are played, Trump and Rivlin will review the Israeli Honor Guard.
Following a short greeting by Rivlin and Netanyahu, Trump will issue a three-minute statement. At approximately 12:45, the president and first lady will proceed to their helicopter and fly to Jerusalem.
Their first stop in the city will be the Rivlins' residence, where the American and Israeli presidents will hold a half-hour meeting, after which they will deliver remarks. From there, the president and first lady will held to the Old City of Jerusalem for a stop at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where, according to Christian belief, Jesus Christ was buried and then resurrected. Their next stop in the Old City will be the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site.
At 6 P.M., Trump and Netanyahu will hold a meeting at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel, to be followed by dinner with their spouses at the prime minister’s residence.
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