Wed 15 Mar 2023 9:30 pm - Jerusalem Time

Agenda for Biden's visit to "Israel" and the region

Translation by "Jerusalem" dot com - Today, Sunday, the Hebrew website Ynet published the agenda for US President Joe Biden's visit to Israel , which is scheduled to begin next Wednesday.

And the American presidential plane will land at Lod Airport, "Ben Gurion" at 3:30 in the afternoon, occupied Jerusalem time, as this will be his tenth visit to Israel, and his first as president, after he visited it for the first time in 50 years as a young senator, during which he met Golda Meir, and since At that time he met every Israeli prime minister.

This will be the twelfth visit of an American president to Israel.

Biden will arrive without his wife, but accompanied by a large entourage, and hundreds of hotel rooms have been rented in Jerusalem, and a separate plane with 120 journalists on board will arrive with him to cover the visit. and Prime Minister Yair Lapid, and an Israeli honor guard, as mentioned by the Hebrew site.

A senior Israeli official said that Biden is coming to Israel to coordinate positions with officials because there is a clear belief that the nuclear agreement has collapsed, and his arrival will be accompanied by a strategic dialogue of a kind that has not been the case and has not happened for many years.

After the ceremony at Lod airport, Biden will go with his accompanying delegation to the Palmachim military air base, accompanied by Lapid, and he will be received by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, where he will give him an overview of air defense systems, including the world's first new "laser" interception system. Drones and missiles.

He will later go to Jerusalem, to attend a ceremony at the "Yad Vashem" museum and meet two survivors of the so-called "Holocaust". Then he will meet Thursday morning with Lapid in a hotel in Jerusalem, then meet with the Israeli government, and later go to the Israeli presidential house with an official reception.

It is not yet known whether he will meet Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu at the presidential residence, or at the hotel where he will stay after the reception. He will also meet with Israeli and American athletes.

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the visit plan is still in preparation and the best short timetable is being drafted due to the hot weather, in light of the American fear that the hot weather will harm US President Joe Biden.

On Friday morning, Biden will go to a Palestinian hospital east of Jerusalem, then to Bethlehem to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and later he will leave for Saudi Arabia .


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Agenda for Biden's visit to "Israel" and the region