Ron Jacobsohn with Barack Obama on his States Visit to Israel – Day 3 Ron Jacobsohn with Barack Obama on his States Visit to Israel – Day 3
  Obama’s three-day State Visit is coming to an end with very good results for both Israel and the United States, however before going... Ron Jacobsohn with Barack Obama on his States Visit to Israel – Day 3

 

Obama’s three-day State Visit is coming to an end with very good results for both Israel and the United States, however before going away the weather made a dramatic turn.

Ron Jacobsohn, JN1 Correspondent:
Obama’s 3-day State Visit is coming to an end with very good results for both Israel and the United States, however before going away the weather here in Israel made a dramatic change.

Obama began his third and final day in Israel with honoring the graves of Theodore Herzl and Yitzhak Rabin, accompanied by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres. Following Jewish tradition he laid a wreath and stone at the graves. At Rabin’s grave, Obama paid his respects to family members of the late prime minister, including daughter Dalia Rabin and his granddaughter, Noa Rotman.
Next the American President went to Yad VaShem, the national Holocaust memorial Museum, wearing a kippa, Obama rekindled an eternal flame next to a stone slab above ashes recovered from extermination camps after World War II Soundbite Barack Obama, President of the United States “Here, on your ancient land, let it be said for all the world to hear: The State of Israel does not exist because of the Holocaust. But with the survival of a strong Jewish State of Israel, such a Holocaust will never happen again.” Narration Following the US president’s speech Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi and chairman of the Yad Vashem Council Yisrael Meir Lau also spoke.

Israel Meir Lau , Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi:
Yesterday promised us we are not alone, but do not be too late,” he said. “Help us have days of light after the dark tunnel.”

Following the visit at Yad Vashem, Obama met with Prime Minister Netanyhu for lunch at the King David Hotel and them insisted on visiting Bethlehem, where Christians believe is the birth place of Jesus, before embarking to the airport by car and not by air as originally planned because of the stormy weather.

Barack Obama’s next station in his Mid East tour is Jordan only 15-minutes plain ride from Israel.

Ron Jacobsohn, JN1 Correspondent:
With all good intentions of the Israeli organizers to make this a triumphed finale to the three days State Visit of President Obama in Israel, the organizers her at Ben Gurion Airport has to cancel the going away ceremony because of the gusty winds who made everything fly away including the flags, the tents and almost Air Force One.
For JN1, I am Ron Jacobsohn at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.

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