Singapore PM Due Monday On Historic Visit To Israel

SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 11: Singapore Prime Minister and People's Action Party (PAP) Secretary General, Lee Hsien Loong speaks to the media after casting his vote at Alexandra Primary School on September 11, 2015 in Singapore.
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The Times of Israel reports: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (pictured) will arrive in Israel Monday for the first-ever official visit by a Singaporean head of state.

Lee will be accompanied by a 60-member delegation, including his foreign minister and water resources minister, the Government Press Office said in an email.

The trip includes a reception at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where Lee will receive an honorary doctorate. He will also visit the flashpoint Temple Mount holy site in the city during his five-day trip.

He is also set to tour the Old City of Jerusalem, the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum and Jaffa, and meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opposition leader Isaac Herzog, President Reuven Rivlin and former president Shimon Peres.

He will also travel to Ramallah in the West Bank to meet with Palestinian leaders.

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