Monday, January 22, Vice-President Michael Pence will deliver a speech before the Knesset. The meeting will begin at 14:00.
Pens will arrive at the Knesset at 13:30 after end of working meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Vice-President will lay a wreath at the obelisk at the entrance to the Parliament building, followed by an official reception guest speaker of the Knesset Yuli-Yoel Edelstein. The ceremony will be held at Chagall hall.
Special plenary Knesset session will open with speaker Yuli Edelstein. Then give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of the parliamentary opposition Isaac Herzog. After them, the word will be given to the Vice-President of the United States Michael Pence.
In the Knesset fear of protests on the part of members of the United Arab list. They stated that they intend to boycott events connected with the visit of Vice-President of the USA to Israel because of what the parliamentarians called «unilateral policy of the U.S. administration regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.»
To avoid excesses the speaker of the Knesset ordered to admit in the plenary hall of the security personnel of Parliament. This is an unprecedented step, since in normal times the gym provide special bailiffs. The guards will be in the vicinity of deputies, and their duties include the prevention of any provocations or attempts to prevent the speech of Michael Pence.
January 21, speaking at a government meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called outrageous the intention of some MPs to boycott the visit of the Vice President of the United States.
After the plenary session, which will last about an hour, Michael Pence will talk with the speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein, and then leave the Parliament building.
Recall that presidents Barack Obama and Donald trump refrained from speeches in the Knesset. Obama spoke in the Congress building «binyaney a-Uma», and the trump – at the Israel Museum. President George Bush spoke from the rostrum of the Knesset in may 2008 and was the last U.S. official utters a speech in the building of the Israeli Parliament.