1. Melania Trump slapping away her husband's hand
2. Netanyahu tries to restrain Oren Hazan
It only took a few seconds after US President Donald Trump landed in Israel for it to become apparent that this was not going to be an 'ordinary' visit by a head of state. As the First Couple walked on the tarmac next to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, locked hand in hand, Trump reached out for his wife's hand as well. She unceremoniously slapped it away and continued walking in stride.
When Likud reengage Oren Hazan started embarrassing the nation by asking Trump to pose for a selfie
, Netanyahu looked mortified and gave a feeble attempt at pushing Hazan's selfie hand away to no avail.3. Trump prays at Western Wall
Whether one considers him a buffoon or the great hope for peace, the image of a US president
in silent meditation at the core of Judaism's foundation in Israel's capital city will endure, and gained Trump untold goodwill points with the right-of center Israeli public – which he will need if his peace efforts require Israeli concessions.4. Ivanka Trump cries at Kotel
As powerful as her father's image, the shot of Ivanka Trump at the Kotel
with tears in her eyes resonated with viewers and provided some extra evidence that, unlike the previous administration, the Trump team identifies with Israel in its 'kishkes.'
5. Dinner for four
The Netanyahus and Trumps sitting down for a formal dinner at the Prime Minister's residence was both awkward and comforting. They all looked stiff and uncomfortable in their fancy eating clothes, which endeared them to the ordinary folk. But they probably couldn't wait for the photographers to leave so they could continue their conversation begun at the beginning of the trip about how much they all hate the media.6. A touching commemoration at Yad Vashem
Trump commemorated the victims and survivors of the Holocaust on Tuesday during a short visit to Yad Vashem
, where he laid a wreath during a ceremony at the Hall of Remembrance. The president rekindled the eternal flame and lay a wreath on a stone slab under which ashes from extermination camps are buried. The visit to the Holocaust memorial had caused a stir in Israel, initially unclear whether it would even take place, and then criticized for its brevity.7. Leaving on a friendly note
Israel prepared a red carpet send-off for Trump and the presidential entourage at Ben-Gurion Airport. Trump spent a little over 24-hours in the region on the second leg of his first foreign trip as president. After arriving in Israel from Saudi Arabia, Trump was due to continue his sojourn to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican.
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