White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is in Israel for the weekend for a private visit.
Emanuel is likely to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, but a final date for their meeting has yet to be set.
Emanuel at one time announced he would bar mitzva his son at the Western Wall
, and the event is likely to take place during the current trip. Whether the bar mitzva
is celebrated at the holy site or elsewhere, due to the well-publicized intentions of extreme right-wingers to protest the rite of passage, is uncertain.