Rahm Emanuel here for son’s bar mitzva

White House Chief of Staff likely to meet Netanyahu, Peres.

May 23, 2010 05:25
Rahm Emanuel with his children Zach, Ilan and Leah

Rahm Emanuel & kids 311. (photo credit: .)


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White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel arrived in Israel with his family on Friday for the bar mitzva of his son.

Emanuel is likely to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres during his stay, but the meetings have yet to be scheduled.

W. Wall bar mitzva for Emanuel's son?
Channel 1 showed video of Emanuel arriving Friday. Ynet reported that he had first gone to Eilat and then traveled to Jerusalem, where he will be staying for a few days.

Emanuel announced last year that he planned to make his son’s bar mitzva at the Western Wall, but Maariv reported at the weekend that he had opted for a private gathering in Jerusalem instead, after far-right activists threatened to disrupt the celebration to protest the Obama administration’s policies on Israel.

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