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Trump in Israel fulfills the 'dream of generations' for some SoCal Jews

by Austin Cross and A Martínez | Take Two®

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President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Evan Vucci/AP

President Trump arrived at Israel's Ben-Gurion airport outside Tel Aviv early Monday morning local time. He received a warm reception from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu:


Israel is the second nation Trump has visited on his nine-day foreign tour. On the docket: Regional security. He'll talk about resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with leaders on both sides. 

Faith communities around the world will be watching those meetings very closely, including the more than 600,000 Jews who live in the LA area.

What will they be looking for? And how are they reacting to the President's visit?

Take Two put that question to Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder, and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. 

Press the blue play button above to hear the full interview. 

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