Pres. Weah Meets Israeli Leaders Today in Jerusalem -Prays for Peaceful Election in Liberia

MONROVIA: As the clock ticks closer to the October 10, 2023 presidential and legislative elections, President George M. Weah has embarked on an official visit to the State of Israel with a tour visit of Holy Sites in the historic city of Jerusalem where he has proffered supplications for peaceful and successful election in Liberia this year.

According to an official Government of Liberia dispatch from Israel, President Weah who is accompanied by First Lady Madam Clar Marie Weah, Ministers of Government and some ranking members of the Legislature, has offered prayers for peace to reign in Liberia while also seeking God’s divine blessings for a peaceful and successful election in October this year.

During the official tour, the President and his entourage visited the Western Wall known also as the Wailing Wall which represents the most religious site in the world for the Jewish people. Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, it is the last remaining outer wall of the ancient Jewish temple and an incredibly important site of modern Israeli history.

The Liberian leader also visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City, which contains the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. It is Christianity’s holiest site. The church stands at the end of the Via Dolorosa—the route Jesus is believed to have taken on the way to his crucifixion.

“President Weah and delegation also visited the Holy Garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem where, according to the four Gospels of the New Testament, Jesus Christ underwent the agony in the garden and was arrested before his crucifixion. It is a place of great resonance in Christianity. There are several small olive groves in the church property, all adjacent to each other and identified with biblical Gethsemane,” the dispatch stated.

The official state visit will be climaxed today with a meeting between the Liberian leader accompanied by First Lady Claire Marie Weah, and the President of Israel Isaac Herzog and wife Michal Herzog. President Weah will later in the afternoon meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

At those meetings, the leaders of both countries are to discuss areas of mutual cooperation, which include international  peace and security, economic  and trade ties, among others.

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