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Air Force One was wheels down at 3:09 PM local time Wednesday at Ben Gurion Airport.
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan gaggled during the flight.
John Kirby said after the gaggle and said that Jake Sullivan misspoke when asked about reopening a consulate in east Jerusalem. He said the US is “interested in looking into a consulate in Jerusalem.” He said Sullivan meant to say Jerusalem not East Jerusalem per US policy.
The president is set to give remarks at an arrival ceremony at the airport. Then he will receive a briefing at the airport on the Iron Dome and Iron Beam Air Defense systems from the Minister of Defense. After that he will visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem.
See his full schedule for today below.
3:20 PM President Biden arrives in Tel Aviv, Israel
3:30 PM President Biden delivers remarks at the arrival ceremony
4:20 PM President Biden receives a briefing on the Iron Dome and Iron Beam Air Defense Systems
4:50 PM President Biden departs Tel Aviv, Israel en route Jerusalem, Israel
5:25 PM President Biden arrives at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
5:35 PM President Biden participates in a Wreath Laying Ceremony
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