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Pence touches down in Israel for two-day visit

Mike Pence looking out the window of Air Force Two
Vice President Mike Pence looks out the window of Air Force Two in Amman, Jordan yesterday. Photo: Salah Malkawi / Getty Images

Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Israel for a 48-hour visit, which had previously been postponed twice due to political developments in Washington and compounded by the aftermath of President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Jerusalem decision spurred a Palestinian refusal to meet Pence on his trip.

The context: Pence arrived in Tel Aviv after brief stops in Cairo and Amman. In both Arab capitals, Pence received criticism regarding Trump's Jerusalem announcement.