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Obama ending Israel visit with symbolic stops

 U.S. President Barack Obama, right, with Israeli President Shimon Perez, center, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stand behind, lays a w...
 U.S. President Barack Obama, left, re-ignites the flame during his visit to the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem...
 U.S. President Barack Obama, right, walks out with Rabbi Meir Lau, left, after visiting the Hall of Remembrance at the Vad Vashem Holocaust Memorial ...
 U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel, Friday, March 22, 2013. (...

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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, with Israeli President Shimon Perez, center, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stand behind, lays a w...

US Obama Mideast Israel

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, re-ignites the flame during his visit to the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem...

US Obama Mideast Israel

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, walks out with Rabbi Meir Lau, left, after visiting the Hall of Remembrance at the Vad Vashem Holocaust Memorial ...

Mideast Israel US Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel, Friday, March 22, 2013. (...

President Barack Obama is wrapping up a three-day visit to Israel by paying his respects to heroes of the Jewish state and victims of the Holocaust as well as touring the Biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ.
Obama was laying wreaths at the graves of Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism who died in 1904 before realizing his dream of a Jewish homeland, and former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated in 1995. He will then visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial before touring the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
The stops are a culmination of the main portion of the president's Mideast trip on which he has vowed unwavering support for Israel and appealed for new peace talks with the Palestinians. He next travels to Jordan.


Updated : 2021-01-26 11:31 GMT+08:00