Trump to take helicopter from Ben-Gurion to Jerusalem’s First Station

Streets in capital to be temporarily closed until visit concludes • Light rail service slightly altered.

May 21, 2017 22:47
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Shortly after landing at Ben-Gurion Airport on Monday and meeting with the prime minister, president and numerous dignitaries, US President Donald Trump will fly via helicopter to Jerusalem’s First Station for a series of meetings and site-seeing in the capital.

According to police, a special landing pad has been prepared to receive Marine One for its arrival at approximately 1 p.m.

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After arriving in the capital, the US president and first lady will be driven to President Reuven Rivlin’s residence before visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall, Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem, and then to the King David Hotel to meet with the prime minister, prior to a 7:15 p.m. dinner at his residence.

Due to heightened security, beginning at 12 p.m. the following routes will be temporarily blocked: Derech Hebron, David Remez, King David, Jabotinsky, Hanasi, Ha’Ari, Azza, Palomar, Hativat Jerusalem, Jaffa Gate, Keren Hayesod, Batei Michseh, Ma’ale HaShalom, Agron, Balfour and Smolenskin.

The following alternate routes will be available to the public: Begin, Herzl Boulevard, Kiryat Moshe Interchange to Begin South, Haim Bar Lev in the direction of Agron, and Ben Tzvi in ​​the direction of Rabin.

According to the Jerusalem Municipality, the light rail will operate normally, except for between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., when there will be no service at the Yefe Nof and Mount Herzl stations.

Upon Trump’s departure, service will resume to normal on all routes and streets will be reopened.

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