Land of Israel activist Baruch Marzel was detained by police, Sunday, outside the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Enrico Letta of Italy is staying at the hotel during his first visit to Israel since being elected. He is scheduled to discuss bilateral relations, the Israeli-Palestinan Authority peace process, the Syrian civil war and the Iranian nuclear threat with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
As is usually the case on first visits, Letta is scheduled to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial institution in Jerusalem on Monday. In addition to meetings with high-level government officials, he will also visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to learn about the technology startup environment and technology transfer process in Israel and at the school, and get a brief overview of Italian study programs at the Hebrew University.