Pence To Visit Israel Prior To Biden’s Inauguration

Illustrative. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meets with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)

Outgoing US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Israel on January 13, a week before Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, Israel’s Army Radio reported on Sunday.

Regional Cooperation Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) told Army Radio that it’s likely that a normalization deal will be announced during Pence’s trip.

Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien is visiting Israel on Sunday. He is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday afternoon for discussions on Iran as well as on additional normalization deals.

According to Israeli media reports, additional countries will be added to the list of those normalizing ties with Israel prior to Trump leaving office.

The next country on the list is reportedly Oman and media reports on Sunday said that talks are also being held with a number of other countries in Africa and Asia.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. How can Pence get past border into Israel? & how can pence bypass quarantine?

    Yet, I cannot go & visit my children in Israel:- What sort of ישרות and justice is this on part of Netanyahu? Does Netanyahu have no more scruples nor moral values?