Video Highlights: Pope Benedict XVI in Israel

Day 1

Benedict XVI in Israel: Day 1

Monday, 11 May, 2009:
Arrival and Official Welcome

  • Arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport (from Jordan). Official welcoming ceremony headed by President Shimon Peres
  • Welcoming ceremony by Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat
  • Official welcoming ceremony and meeting with President Shimon Peres at the president's residence
  • Visit at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Memorial
  • Interfaith meeting at Notre Dame Jerusalem Center