WATCH LIVE: US Vice President Pence arrives in Israel

This is the first time a high-ranking US official has visited Israel since President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December 2017.

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January 21, 2018 18:13

US VP Mike Pence arrives in Israel, January 21, 2018. (Facebook/US Embassy in TLV)

US VP Mike Pence arrives in Israel, January 21, 2018. (Facebook/US Embassy in TLV)

Pence’s visit to Israel is planned to last less than 48 hours, starting on Sunday night and ending on Tuesday evening, in which he will address the Knesset, meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and visit Yad Vashem and the Western Wall.

This is the first time a high-ranking US official has visited Israel since President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December 2017, and Pence's first visit as vice president.

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US Vice President Mike Pence is arriving in Israel Sunday evening in the third stop of his Middle East visit.

Police started preparations for the operation several weeks ago. Policemen will be deployed around the area of Jerusalem and the main routes leading to the capital.

“There will be a wide-range of police units, including Border Police units, special patrol units, motorcycle units and undercover personnel, which will be in one of the different areas,” he added.


US Ambassador to ISrael David Friedman prepares to welcome VP Mike Pence at Ben Gurion Airport (Tovah Lazaroff)


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