The Touching First Ladies Photos That Moved Israelis

The photos of Rivlin and Trump were shared across social media, with commentators lauding the two women for their demeanor

U.S. first lady Melania Trump holds the hand of Nechama Rivlin, wife of Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, at Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017.
U.S. first lady Melania Trump holds the hand of Nechama Rivlin, wife of Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, at Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. NOAM MOSKOVITZ/REUTERS

Nechama Rivlin, the wife of President Reuven Rivlin, and American first lady Melania Trump stirred emotions in Israel as photos of them holding hands emerged on Monday.

The two first ladies were arriving for a press conference at the President's Residence in Jerusalem in honor of U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with Rivlin.

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and Nechama Rivlin, wife of President Reuven Rivlin at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017.
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The photos of Rivlin, who uses an oxygen concentrator, and Trump were shared across social media, with commentators lauding the two women for their demeanor.