Israel prepares to welcome U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. A day before U.S. President Donald Trump lands in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday (May 21) said that the people of Israel welcome Trump with 'open arms'. Under political fire at home, Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday (May 20) on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the director of the FBI. Israeli cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz voiced concern over the deal, saying that Israel needs to make sure its long-term security interests are not harmed. The arms package includes a pledge by the kingdom to assemble 150 Lockheed Martin Blackhawk helicopters in Saudi Arabia, in a $6 billion deal expected to result in about 450 jobs in the kingdom. Trump's trip has been billed by the White House as a chance to visit places sacred to three of the world's major religions, while giving him time to meet with Arab, Israeli and European leaders.