What is US President Joe Biden going to do in Israel?

During this time, he is set to hold high-profile meetings with both Israelis and Palestinians before continuing on to other Middle Eastern countries.

US President Joe Biden addresses the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2022.  (photo credit: REUTERS/Al Drago)
US President Joe Biden addresses the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2022.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Al Drago)

US President Joe Biden is set to arrive in Israel on July 13 for his long-awaited visit to the Middle East. 

During this time, he is set to hold high-profile meetings with both Israelis and Palestinians before continuing on to other Middle Eastern countries.

Here's his current schedule, as confirmed by Israeli media.

 US PRESIDENT Joe Biden speaks to the media on June 14, the day his trip to the Middle East was announced. (credit: EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/REUTERS) US PRESIDENT Joe Biden speaks to the media on June 14, the day his trip to the Middle East was announced. (credit: EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/REUTERS)

Wednesday, July 13

Biden is set to land at Ben-Gurion Airport between 3-to-5 p.m., where he will be welcomed by a reception ceremony attended by both Prime Minister Yair Lapid and President Isaac Herzog. He will then receive a defense presentation at the airport and travel to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

Thursday, June 14

On Thursday, he will meet with Prime Minister Yair Lapid and reports have circulated that he will speak at the Maccabiah games. 

Friday, June 15

On Friday, Biden might go to the Palestinian Al-Makassed hospital in east Jerusalem.