The second leg of the first trip of US President Donald Trump abroad concluded in Israel on May 23. On the agenda: meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem; with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem and a visit to different holy places.
The second leg of US Donald Trump’s first foreign trip concluded in Israel on May 23, with an exceptional direct flight heading from Riyadh to Tel Aviv. On the agenda: meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem and a visit to some holy places.
“During this trip, I found new reasons for hope”, Trump said in a brief speech after landing. “We have a rare opportunity to bring stability and peace to the region.”
Trump was welcomed at the Ben Gurion airport by Israeli President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu and civil and religious authorities.
From the airport to Jerusalem, then the visit to the holy places.
Father Francesco Patton, Theophilus III, Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church and Father Samuel Aghoyan, Representative of Armenian Patriarch Nurhan Manougian, welcomed President Trump in the square facing the Holy Sepulcher, the most sacred place for Christians.