Quietly and secretly a team of 40 security agents arrived in Israel in order to prepare for the visit. The agents are armed with special weapons, grenades bazookas and military equipment to conduct a real war.
They were joined additionally by representatives of the American air force and Marines who operate the presidential airplane known as “Air Force One” as well as the presidential helicopter “Marine one”
Means of travel and escape are checked and a medical emergency room has been readied stocked with plasma type AB which is the president’s blood type and this room is ready to receive him at a moment’s notice.
When we are dealing with the most threatened man in the world nobody is taking any chances.
Two giant transport planes will land at Ben Gurion airport. One will carry the “war vehicle”, an armored and sealed vehicle in which armed agents sit ready for a real war.
The second transport plane will carry the president’s helicopter “Marine 1” and two armored presidential cars. The president will sit in one of them with his personal physician, his national security advisor and his military attaché who caries the brief case with the codes deed to operate nuclear weapons.
Another transport place will arrive in Israel for the purpose of transporting the crew that will accompany the president.
To the entourage accompanying the president will be added a communications vehicle to assure a single communications link for all of the people in the entourage and to enable secure communication link for the president.
The armored platform to be used by the president in his appearance will also arrive with all its equipment.
Persons close to the situation estimate that the cost of Obama’s visit will be between 10 and 15 million Sheqel (Est. $3 M)
The “President’s Medal” will be awarded to U.S. president Barak Obama
The president of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, will present president Obama with the “President’s Medal”.
The ceremony marking this presentation will take place during the festive state dinner that will take place at the president’s residence to be attended by representatives of the Israeli public and senior members of the American government.
The medal will be awarded the president for his being a symbol and example of democratic values that accentuate the spirit of equality of opportunities in the American society; a true friend of the State of Israel who always stands by her side in times of crisis; on his unique and most significant contribution to the security of Israel both in cooperative strategic actions between the two countries as well as in the joint development of military equipment for defense against rockets and terror. This has been actualized by the joint development of the “iron dome” defense system which has saved many Israeli lives.
The “president’s medal” is awarded to special individuals (private as well as organizations) who have made unique contributions to “correcting the world’s ills” or the image of the State of Israel
On the medal is engraved the north star which represents the delineation of a path, a candelabra representing the renaissance of the state. At the top of the medal is engraved the expression: “Head and Shoulders Above” taken from chapter 9 of the first book of Samuel: “Selected and good with no man of the children of Israel better than he, head and shoulders above anyone of the people”.
The original gift that the Prime Minister will present to President Obama
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present the president of the United States with an original present created by the Russel Barrie Institute of nano-technology at the Technion. The gold plated chip is attached to a piece of Jerusalem stone from the period of the second temple and contains copies of the American declaration of independence and the Israeli one as well.
Engraving the chip was performed using accelerated atomic particles called ions and they melt particles at different locations on the very thin gold whose thickness is 20 nanometers and can be viewed only under an electron microscope in the form of dark spots which have exposed the silicon. In this manner it is possible to transfer pictures onto the chip.
Translation of the original pictures will be done by means of special software developed by dr. Ohad Zohar. The engraving was performed by Dr. Tzipi Cohen-Haymes together with a large team of experts.
Sara Netanyahu has chosen the gifts that she will give to US First Lady
After hundreds of suggestions were received on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Facebook page, Sara Netanyahu has chosen the gifts that she will give to US First Lady Michelle Obama, to Sasha and Malia Obama and even to the presidential dog Bo.
Ms. Netanyahu will give Michelle Obama a silver Passover seder plate that could be used at the traditional Passover sedesr that is held at the White House annually. To Sasha and Malia Obama, Ms. Netanyahu will give chains with silver medallions in the form of David’s harp set with Roman glass. Ms. Netanyahu will give Bo a rubber hamburger toy.
Additionally, singer Idan Raichel has been chosen to appear at the dinner that Prime Minister and Sara Netanyahu will host in honor of US President Barack Obama at their residence tomorrow evening, Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Raichel will appear with several members of the Idan Raichel Project, including Maya Avraham and Kabra Kasai. They will sing “Mima’amakim” and “Min Nhar Li Mshiti”, and play an instrumental selection.