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Final goodbyes…

President Barack Obama waves farewell as he leaves Israel on Friday (photo credit: Channel 2 screenshot)
President Barack Obama waves farewell as he leaves Israel on Friday (photo credit: Channel 2 screenshot)

A blast of trumpets from an IDF honor guard, and a seemingly heartfelt, hand-clasping exchange between Obama and Netanyahu — genuine or not, it is the most dramatic visible result of this visit.

Obama then jogs up the stairs, waves with a broad grin, and enters Air Force One.

“We have a friend in the White House,” Channel 2’s Dana Weiss announces as Obama disappears.

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