A quick bite before takeoff

Ben-Gurion Airport, as President Obama's motorcade arrives FRiday (photo credit: Channel 2 screenshot)
Ben-Gurion Airport, as President Obama’s motorcade arrives Friday (photo credit: Channel 2 screenshot)

The red carpet is on the tarmac and the stairway leading to Air Force One is ready. Within minutes, Barack Obama’s first visit to Israel as president will be over. The country’s chattering classes will need the weekend to recover from three days of non-stop Obama; the live coverage and talking in TV studios has hardly stopped since Wednesday.

Obama, Netanyahu and Peres are eating a quick lunch in a VIP room at the airport before Obama boards the presidential jet.

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