IN PICTURES: Trump's historic Israel visit

Take a look at some of the iconic images emerging of the US president in the Jewish state.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 22, 2017 22:32
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, (L) greet US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport, May 22, 2017. (photo credit: AVI OHAYON - GPO)

US President Donald Trump arrived in Israel on Monday on the second leg of his first overseas trip since entering office and said he had new reasons to hope for peace and stability to the Middle East after his visit to Saudi Arabia.

The American leader was greeted in an elaborate red carpet ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv before he headed to Jerusalem for meetings with President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In the capital, Trump was also due to appear at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and become the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall.

Here are some of the most iconic pictures of the visit so far: 

Air Force One, carrying US President Donald Trump, lands in Israel, May 22, 2017

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod near Tel Aviv, Israel May 22, 2017 (Reuters)

US President Donald Trump (2nd L) and first lady Melania Trump (3rd L) walk with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R), his wife Sara (R) and David Friedman (Center back), the new United States Ambassador to Israel, upon their arrival at Ben Gurion Airport (Reuters)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump at Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport, May 22, 2017 (AVI OHAYON - GPO)

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner (C) and Ivanka Trump (2R), the daughter of US President take part in a welcome ceremony upon the US Presidents arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on May 22, 2017, as part of his first trip overseas (MANDEL NGAN/AFP)

US President Donald Trump (C) speaks during a welcoming ceremony upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod near Tel Aviv, Israel May 22, 2017 (Reuters)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) listens as US President Donald Trump (L) speaks during a welcoming ceremony upon his arrival at Ben Gurion Airport  near Tel Aviv, Israel May 22, 2017 (Reuters)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, (L) greet US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Israels Ben-Gurion Airport, May 22, 2017 (AVI OHAYON - GPO)

US President Donald Trump and President Rivlin meet in Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump (R) and Israels President Reuven Rivlin arrive at the Presidents Residence in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017  (THOMAS COEX / AFP)

Heightened security at the Western Wall for US President Donald Trump (Israel Police)

US President Donald Trump places a note in the stones of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City May 22, 2017. (JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak to reporters before their meeting at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem May 22, 2017. (JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS)

Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu and Jared Kushner at the King David Hotel, May 22 2017. (GPO)

A woman plays with her dog as the municipality building is lit in the colours of the American flag on the first day of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit in Israel, in Tel Aviv, Israel May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Corinna Kern


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