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February 12, 2013 1:47 pm

Obama to Visit Iron Dome Battery, Rabin’s Tomb While in Israel

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U.S. President Barack Obama’s itinerary for his March trip to Israel has been released. When he lands at Ben Gurion International  Airport on March 20th he will be received by both President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and given a State reception.

Obama will then head to the presidential residence in Jerusalem where he will again be given a reception. From there Obama will head to Yad Vashem accompanied by Peres and Netanyahu, where he’ll lay a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance. The next stop will be Mount Hertzl, Israel’s national cemetery, where Obama will lay a wreath on Theodore Herzl’s tomb as a gesture to Zionism. Then he will continue to Yitzhak Rabin’s tomb, laying a wreath there as well.

In the afternoon he is expected at the prime minister’s house, where Netanyahu and Obama will meet with small delegations to discuss issues such as Iran, Syria and the peace process.

Following the meeting a joint press conference will be held, proceeded by dinner.

The next day Obama will head to Ramallah to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and return to Jerusalem by noon, when he will be taken by Netanyahu to examine a model of Second Temple Period Jerusalem.

The two heads of state will then visit the Shrine of the Book, where Netanyahu will show Obama the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Following that Obama will visit the Israel Museum, where he will be shown the latest developments in Israeli high-tech, bio-tech, nanotechnology and agriculture.

That afternoon the president will make a speech and have dinner with President Peres.

On his last day in Israel Obama is expected to visit an Iron Dome battery with Prime Minister Netanyahu and then he will depart for Jordan where he is to meet King Abdullah.

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  • I see you have an agendda,,,, “a”lgemeiner, we that post to your establishment have one also, its called “Freedom of Speech and expression”, anyway it would have been nice if President Barak Husien Obama,as part of his “structured itinerary”, could visit HaMachpela the resting place of Abraham the Hebrew Patriarch, father of the 3 major faiths, Christianity, Islam and Judaism,,, on his first trip to Israel as irst U.S. balck African American President to the free world. I learnt long ago that the truth can hurt at times, but I have also learnt that I will never deny it or cover it up. PEACE

  • Ipray for The G-d of Israel to pro tect Israel and their tec hnology from her enemy and only show what is safe for him to see .

  • Hilda

    When will they discuss freeing of Pollard? It would be very nice if Obama brought Pollard along on the president’s plane.

  • john

    obama will spy on iron dome for his muslim brotherhood , be careful

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    To say that I am dismayed that Chuck Hagel has made it past the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is putting it mildly. The above itinerary sounds excellent. However, by that time, I am very concerned that Israel’s security will be put to the test by its staunchest ally. A strong, steadfast, supportive alliance between Israel and the United States is in the interest of both countries. I hope against hope that the words “The United States will not allow Iran to produce a nuclear weapon” will be held close to Mr. Obama’s and Mr. Hagel’s hearts. The lives of six million Jews may very well depend on those words. Six million Jews. Six million Jews. Six million Jews. Six million Jews. Six million Jews. Six million Jews. I wonder, have President Obama and Mr. Hagel ever seen the documentary “Paperclips”?