Obama's itinerary

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: March 16, 2013 - 6:01 PM

Here's a look at Obama's visit to the Middle East:

Wednesday: Arrival ceremony in Jerusalem with Israeli President Shimon Peres, visit an Iron Dome battery, bilateral meetings with Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Thursday: Visit Israel Museum, view dead sea scrolls; travel to Ramallah, the West Bank, for bilatateral meetings and working lunch with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas; meet Palestinian youth with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad; speech at Jerusalem International Convention Center; State Dinner at Peres’ residence.
Friday: Visit Mount Herzl, lay wreath at grave of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin; visit Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum; travel to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity
Travel to Amman, Jordan; King Abdullah will host a dinner
Saturday: Tour Petra, then leave for the United States
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