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Frenetic Prep for Trump's Israel Visit

King David Hotel and Jerusalem at night (Photo: flickr/spindrexr)

Preparations are well under way for Donald Trump's upcoming visit to the Holy Land. The Times of Israel's Alexander Fulbright reports on all that's being done to pave the way for the presidential trip that will precede Jerusalem Day and the 50th anniversary of the Holy City's reunification:

A delegation from the White House and Central Intelligence Agency is heading to Israel to plan US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel amid reports it plans to turn Jerusalem’s iconic King David hotel into a virtual fortress.

The delegation is set to arrive in Israel on Friday and stay until after Trump leaves the country.

Trump is set to arrive in Israel on May 22 for a one-day visit along with his wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, the latter two of whom also serve as his advisers.

Channel 2 reported that Trump’s first stop in Israel will be a family visit to the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem...

During his trip to Israel, Trump will stay at Jerusalem’s ritzy King David Hotel, with all of its 233 rooms reserved for his entourage, Channel 2 reported. Hotels officials said that security teams insisted that the hotel be completely cleared of guests a day before his arrival and that the area would become a virtual fortress...

Tags: US-Israel Relations , Trump in Israel

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