Trump leaves for first overseas trip

President Trump and his wife board Air Force One as they make their way to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy.

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Elad Benari, Canada,

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One
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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, on Friday afternoon took off in Air Force One from a military air base in Maryland, as Trump makes his first overseas trip.

Their trip will take them to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy.

Hours before taking off, Trump addressed the trip on Twitter, writing, “Getting ready for my big foreign trip. Will be strongly protecting American interests - that's what I like to do!”

Trump will arrive in Israel on Monday afternoon at 12:15 p.m. and will be received at the airport by an Israeli delegation. He will be in Israel for a day and will take off on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. for Europe.

The President is expected to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and will also make a trip to Bethlehem and meet with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

While there were speculations that Trump might bring Netanyahu and Abbas for a trilateral meeting during the visit, a PA official said this week that it might be "too early for us."

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)








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