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President Trump Tours Holy Land

President Trump visited the Western Wall and Yad Vashem during a visit to Israel and the West Bank.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One before leaving Riyadh en route to Israel on May 22. 

Trump landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of his first trip abroad since taking office.

The president's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday was believed to be the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

 

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President Trump and first lady Melania listen to the U.S. national anthem as they are welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara, right, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and his wife Nehama, left.

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Trump and Netanyahu and speak at the arrival ceremony.

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President Trump visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

One of Christianity's holiest sites, the church is where Jesus is believed to have been crucified, buried and resurrected.

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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

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President Trump touches the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City.

Trump, wearing a black yarmulke, stood alone with his hand on the wall for several moments before tucking a note between the cracks.

 

 

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Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, touches the Western Wall.
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President Trump listens to Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, center, during a visit to the Western Wall. At left is Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner.

Trump is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall. The Western Wall is not officially recognized as Israeli territory, and the Trump administration has not been clear about whether they believe it is part of Israel.

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Ivanka Trump visits the Western Wall.

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Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu speak to children during their visit to Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem.

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President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas review the honor guard during a reception ceremony at the presidential headquarters in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on May 23.

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An armored limousine, part of President Trump's convoy, drives past Israel's controversial separation barrier in Bethlehem following a meeting between Trump and the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

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President Trump and first lady Melania lay a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance as White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump look on during visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem on May 23.

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President Trump wears a yarmulke as he arrives for the wreath laying at Yad Vashem.
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President Trump and first lady Melania make their way to board Air Force One before departing for Rome from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. 

PHOTOS: Trump Receives Royal Welcome in Saudi Arabia

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