Preparations are underway for US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority next week.
Workers at Ben Gurion International Airport this afternoon are setting up security barriers and rolling out a red carpet on the tarmac ahead of the US president’s arrival on Monday morning.
Members of the IDF marching band are also at the airport to practice the US national anthem while an IDF Honor Guard drills formations for Trump’s arrival ceremony.
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.
The visit comes amid efforts by Trump to renew long-dormant peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.