search

Obama heads for airport as visit ends

After about half an hour at the Church of the Nativity, the president’s convoy has left en route to the airport.

Traffic is snarled throughout Jerusalem, and the main highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv is closed.

At the airport, a brief farewell ceremony is planned without press coverage, and Obama will take off for Amman, Jordan, ending his first visit to Israel as president.

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed