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Israel lays groundwork for Biden visit

President Joe Biden is expected to arrive in Israel in late June.
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A senior American delegation arrived in Israel May 1 to prepare the upcoming visit of President Joe Biden. The official date of Biden’s arrival has not been announced yet, but it's likely to happen in late June. Biden is expected to participate in the G7 summit in Germany June 26 and the NATO annual summit in Spain on June 29. His visit to Israel will probably be part of this European tour.

While the program has not been concluded yet, reports say Biden will meet separately with President Isaac Herzog and with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. He might also address the Israeli public, the way former President Barack Obama did in 2013. Biden is also expected to travel to Ramallah in the West Bank, where he will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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