Obama schedule for Thursday, March 21

March 21, 2013 at 6:19 AM
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RAMALLAH, Israel, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama has a restricted bilateral meeting Thursday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, Israel, the White House said.

The daily schedule indicates Obama will:

-- Visit the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to view the Dead Sea Scrolls and view a technology exposition.

-- Travel to the Muqata Residential Compound in Ramallah to take part in an official arrival ceremony and meet with Abbas. Abbas and Obama will have a news conference after a working lunch.

-- Travel to the Al-Bireh Youth Development and Resource Center where he and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyed will observe a dance performance and take part in a roundtable with Palestinian youth.

-- Return to Jerusalem where he will deliver remarks to the Israeli people at the Jerusalem International Convention Center.

-- Meet with U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem staff at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem.

-- Attend a dinner hosted by Israeli President Shimon Peres at the president's residence.

-- Remain overnight in Jerusalem.

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