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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Trump expected to visit Israel at time of 50th anniversary of reunification of Jerusalem

Trump expected to visit to Israel at time of 50th anniversary of reunification of Jerusalem

If President Trump visits Israel ahead of his May 25 trip to Belgium, it will be in time for the festivities surrounding the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

By: Barney Breen-Portnoy, The Algemeiner and World Israel News

US President Donald Trump — joined by a number of other top officials in his administration — may visit the Jewish state as soon as next month.

According to reports, initial coordination talks regarding the trip have already begun and an American advance team is expected to arrive in Israel later this week.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, speaking to Army Radio Wednesday, confirmed that the preparations were at the advanced stage, although nothing has been finalized.

“There’s a feeling that we have a real friend in the White House,” Hotovely said.

Trump, who will mark his 100th day in office on Saturday, is set to make his first presidential trip abroad to attend a May 25 NATO summit in Belgium and a May 26-27 G7 summit in Italy.

According to the Hebrew news site nrg, a stop in Israel could be tacked on to the front end of that travel itinerary. The nrg report noted that May 23 is Jerusalem Day, when Israel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of its capital city during the 1967 Six-Day War.

A previous report published this past weekend in nrg said that Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley all plan to visit Israel in the coming months.

Former President Barack Obama did not travel to Israel during his first four years in the White House, but did make two trips there during his second term — an official three-day state visit in March 2013 and a one-day journey last September for the funeral of late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres.


Preliminary plans underway for US President to visit Jewish State next month in first visit to Middle East since taking office.

A diplomatic source revealed Wednesday that contacts are being held between Jerusalem and the White House to coordinate the first visit of President Donald Trump to Israel.

The visit is scheduled for the end of next month. The source stressed that these are only preliminary contacts and that nothing has been closed.

An American delegation is expected to arrive in Israel soon to coordinate the visit. Former President Barack Obama did not visit Israel on his first visit to the region.

Yesterday President Trump spoke warmly about the Jewish people and the State of Israel at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's annual Days of Remembrance event. Trump said at the eventthat he "will always stand with our great friend and partner, the State of Israel "

"And we’ll never be silent — we just won’t — we will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again.," the American president stressed, saying that the scale of the loss was incomprehensible. "The Nazis massacred six million Jews. Two out of every three Jews in Europe were murdered in the genocide. Millions more innocent people were imprisoned and executed by the Nazis without mercy, without even a sign of mercy."



US President Donald Trump is considering a visit to Israel in the near future, a senior White House official confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.

"We are exploring the possibility of a future visit to Israel as well as other countries," the official said, after Israeli government officials first leaked news of a potential visit to local press.

A delegation of American officials will reportedly travel to Israel on Thursday to prepare for the visit, slated for late May or early June. That would place the president in Israel around the time the country's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War.

It will also precede a critical deadline for the Trump administration: The June 1 expiration of a rolling waiver on a congressional mandate to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

A State Department spokesman said on Wednesday it is aware of the deadline and declined to comment on whether Trump would renew the waiver, which has been extended each year since 1995. Trump campaigned on a promise to move the embassy, but has held back since taking office, fearing it would hurt his chances of renewing negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

Trump’s envoy Jason Greenblatt has already visited the region to hold talks with Israelis and Palestinians, and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis visited Israel this month. The president's daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, are likely to join Trump should he visit in the coming weeks.

Already in February, Trump hosted Netanyahu at the White House, followed by meetings there with King Abdullah of Jordan and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is to meet with Trump at the White House on May 3. A Palestinian delegation was in Washington this week to prepare for the trip.

A Trump visit to Israel so early in his presidency would be yet another step that would endear him to the country.

"Since Trump entered the White House, we feel that we have a true friend there," Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told Army Radio earlier in the day. "When he arrives, we will happily welcome him."

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