US Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Israel. His visit comes as Palestinians continue to protest against President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
A plane carrying Pence touched down at an airport near Tel Aviv on Sunday. This is the final leg of the Vice President’s current tour of 3 Middle Eastern nations.
Pence will meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and give a speech in parliament on Monday.
Many wonder what he will say about Trump’s Jerusalem decision, as well as the president’s plan to relocate the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Pence, who is an evangelical Christian, has made his pro-Israel stance clear. He is reported to have supported Trump’s Jerusalem declaration.
Palestinians are calling for huge demonstrations on Tuesday to protest Pence’s visit to Israel. Fears are rising that they may clash with Israeli troops.nhk