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Obama March 18, 2013 week ahead: Israel, West Bank, Jordan

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On Monday, the president will attend meetings at the White House.

On Tuesday, the president will welcome Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny of Ireland to the White House. The United States and Ireland share a strong bilateral partnership, enduring people-to-people ties, and a commitment to advancing peace, security and prosperity in the world.

In the morning, the president will meet with the Taoiseach in the Oval Office, and subsequently he will attend the traditional St. Patrick's Day lunch at the U.S. Capitol. During the day, the president will also greet First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Northern Ireland at the White House to discuss their progress toward meeting their shared commitment to a peaceful and prosperous future for the people of Northern Ireland.

In the evening, the president and first lady will host a reception to celebrate their fifth St. Patrick's Day at the White House. During the reception, the president and Taoiseach will participate in the annual Shamrock ceremony started under President Truman. Later in the evening, the president will depart for Israel.

On Wednesday, the president will have separate meetings with Israeli President Peres and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. He will also hold a joint press conference with Netanyahu.

On Thursday, the president will meet with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and will tour a youth development center with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Fayyad. Later in the day, the president will deliver a speech to the Israeli people at the Jerusalem International Convention Center. He will also hold a joint press conference with Abbas.

On Friday, the president with meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan and later will hold a joint press conference with Abdullah.

On Saturday, the president will return to Washington, DC.

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