From: "Memoli, Michael"
Date: May 23, 2017 at 10:23:38 AM GMT+3
Subject: Travel Pool 5: Arrival addendum
The pool was not able to witness an arrival ceremony to welcome POTUS but there was pre-set TV coverage. Some notes though:
Pool passed through the cream-colored stone palace's courtyard, decorated with a red carpet as an honor guard dressed in ivy green was now milling about after the ceremony. An entry plaza featured seven alternating U.S. and Palestinian flags in a center grass island surrounded by the driveway.
The Beast was positioned at the foot of an entry archway topped by a larger Palestinian flag.
One other note of interest: before entering the Palace pool was advised by staff to take off any credentials that displayed the Israeli flag.