Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in New York in September. (Kobi Gideon/Flash90) (Kobi Gideon/Flash90)
Trump and Netanyahu

Trump’s visit to Israel will reportedly take place May 22, ahead of celebrations marking 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem.

A US delegation of about two dozen officials have landed in Israel to plan a visit by President Donald Trump to Israel on May 22.

The date of the visit, which has not been confirmed, is significant, as festivities in honor of Yom Yerushalayim, or Jerusalem Day, begin the following evening, May 23.

The celebration of Yom Yerushalayim will be especially exciting this year, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, the Israeli capital, during the 1967 Six Day War.

“There’s a feeling that we have a real friend in the White House,” Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told Army Radio on Wednesday.

During the US election campaign, Trump had postponed a visit to Israel, promising to come at a later date as president.

Trump’s visit will be a stopover en route to the May 25 NATO summit in Belgium and a May 26-27 G7 summit in Italy.

By: Terri Nir, United with Israel

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