Trump Israel

A Trump Israel Wrap Up


JD Thompson reports from Tel Aviv on President Trump’s trip to Israel and his final day.

US President Donald Trump’s final day in Israel was mostly successful, following his arrival Monday from Saudi Arabia. Overall, Mr. Trump had an uneventful, anticlimactic tour of Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

The day started with a 10:00 AM trip to Bethlehem for a meeting with Palestinian Authority leader, Mahmoud Abbas. There were questions about whether Donald Trump would visit the Church of the Nativity, which is the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in Bethlehem, which he ultimately skipped.

At 1:00 PM, President Trump continued with a wreath-laying ceremony at Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to Holocaust victims. Yad Vashem is the second-most-visited Israeli tourist site, after the Western Wall.