Obama Starts Visit to Israel, Palestine

RAMALLAH, March 20, 2013 (WAFA) – United States President Barack Obama started Wednesday a three-day visit to Israel and Palestine.

Obama’s plane landed at Tel Aviv airport shortly after midday local time where the US president received an official welcome by Israeli leaders.

Obama’s first day of the trip and part of the second day include meetings with Israeli officials before he travels on Thursday to Ramallah for meetings and working lunch with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

His visit to Ramallah includes a meeting with young Palestinians at al-Bireh Youth Center.

On Friday, Obama will visit the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem before he concludes his first trip as president to Israel and Palestine and leaves to Amman, Jordan.

Source: WAFA News