US President Barack Obama lands at Ben Gurion Airport
President of the United States Barack Obama landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv Friday morning to attend the funeral of former president Shimon Peres.

Obama is expected to speak at the memorial service for the late president at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem Friday morning.

Peres died Wednesday morning following complications from a stroke he suffered two weeks prior.

Peres was rushed to Sheeba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer on September 13 and placed under the supervision of his personal physician and son-in-law Dr. Rafi Walden.
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