The US leader is now at Mt. Herzl, the gravesite of Theodor Herzl, founder of the modern Zionist movement.
Two US servicemen in gold-braided dress uniforms are laying a wreath on Herzl’s grave, as Obama, Peres and Netanyahu stand at attention.
Obama takes a few steps forward and bows his head. He appears to be lost in contemplation. Then, in keeping with Jewish tradition, he places a small stone on the grave.