The following briefing on the Royal Visit to Israel was sent out today by the British Israel Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) :
- A meeting, potentially lunch or dinner, at the Prime Minister’s residence.
- A formal meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
- A visit to Yad Vashem with an official wreath-laying ceremony
- The grave of Prince Philip’s mother, and possibly to the British War Memorial on Mount Scopus, at the Mount of Olives.
In addition, the Prince may arrange an event related to civil society or coexistence and visit some holy sites in Jerusalem – such as the Anglican St George’s Cathedral, which was established in 1899 – and other historic religious sites located in the Old City, although these would likely be under the framework of a “private tour.”
During his time in the West Bank, the Prince will have a formal meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and is likely to visit Bethlehem, potentially visiting the Church of the Nativity.
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