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From: Jerome CARTILLIER >
Date: September 30, 2016 at 2:44:44 AM EDT
To: Brian Gabriel >
Subject: Travel Pool Report #4 - Memorial service
After a 40 minutes drive, motorcade arrived at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl cemetery, named after Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism.
After a five minute walk in the peaceful cemetery, pool reached the top of the hill where the memorial service will be taking place.
Pool did not see POTUS entering the cemetery.
At 9:33, president Obama arrived on site, wearing a black yarmulke.
He shook hands, among others, with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.
He then stood next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, exchanging a few words with him.
(Pool has no direct sight of the president but can see him on the large screens on both sides of the stage).
Memorial service starting with Peres's flag-draped coffin being carried on stage.
AFP White House Correspondent
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