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Visits By Foreign Leaders of Israel

Visitor Description Date
President Weizmann Met with President Truman. (Was in New York City when elected.) Left U.S. May 26. May 24–25, 1948
President Weizmann Met with President Truman April 25. In the U.S. April 13–May 5; visited New York City. April 24–26, 1949
Prime Minister Ben-Gurion Goodwill visit and promotion of Israel Bonds. Also visited Knoxville (Tennessee), New York City, West Point (New York), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Princeton (New Jersey), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston (Massachusetts), Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Chicago, Detroit (Michigan), Cleveland (Ohio), Los Angeles. Departed U.S. May 31. May 3–8, 1951
Prime Minister Ben-Gurion Unofficial visit. In U.S. March 8–16; visited Boston (Massachusetts) and New York City March 9–13, 1960
Prime Minister Ben-Gurion Unofficial visit. In U.S. May 28–June 1. Met with President Kennedy in New York City; also visited Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). May 30, 1961
President Shazar Attended funeral of President Kennedy. November 24–25, 1963
Prime Minister Eshkol Official visit. In U.S. May 31–June 11, visited Philadelphia, New York City, Cape Kennedy (Florida), Houston and El Paso (Texas), Los Angeles, and Chicago. June 1–3, 1964
President Zalman Shazar In U.S. July 28–August 4; visited New York City. Informal meeting with President Johnson. August 2–3, 1966
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol Informal visit at LBJ Ranch. In U.S. January 4–12; visited New York City. January 7–9, 1968
Prime Minister Golda Meir Official visit. In U.S. September 24–October 5. Private visit to Washington September 27–28; then visited New York City, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee. September 25–26, 1969
Prime Minister Golda Meir Private visit. In U.S. September 16–20; visited New York City. September 18, 1970
Prime Minister Golda Meir Attended White House dinner on 25th Anniversary of the U.N. October 24, 1970
Prime Minister Golda Meir Private visit. Also visited New York City. Departed U.S. Dec. 12. December 2–6, 1971
President Zalman Shazar Attended memorial services for former President Truman. January 5, 1973
Prime Minister Golda Meir Private visit. In U.S. February 26–March 8. March 1, 1973
Prime Minister Golda Meir Private working visit and discussion of the Middle East Crisis. November 1, 1973
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City. September 10–13, 1974
President Ephraim Katzir Private visit. March 3, 1975
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City. June 10–13, 1975
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Official visit. In U.S. January 26–February 5; visited Philadelphia, New York City, Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Addressed U.S. Congress January 28. January 27–30, 1976
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Official working visit. Afterwards visited Miami. March 6–9, 1977
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Official working visit. July 18–21, 1977
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Private visit. In U.S. December 14–19; visited New York City. December 16–17, 1977
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Official visit. March 21–23, 1978
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Private visit. Met with President Carter on May 1 April 30–May 7, 1978
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Official visit (Camp David summit talks). September 3–19, 1978
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Informal meeting in New York City. November 2, 1978
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Official visit. Departed U.S. March 8. March 1–4, 1979
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Official visit. Signed Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty March 26. March 23–29, 1979
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Official visit. April 14–17, 1980
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Private visit. Met with President Carter November l3. November 9–18, 1980
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Official visit; visited New York City. Departed U.S. September 15. September 8–11, 1981
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Official working visit. Addressed U.N. Special Session on Disarmament June l8. June 20–22, 1982
Prime Minister Menachem Begin Private visit to New York City and Los Angeles. Meeting scheduled November 19 with President Reagan cancelled. November 11–14, 1982
President Yitzhak Navon Official working visit; visited Baltimore. Private visit afterward to Boston. January 4–7, 1983
President Chaim Herzog Private visit. Addressed U.N. General Assembly. Met with President Reagan November 22. November 16–23, 1983
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Official working visit. Private visit to New York City afterward. November 27–30, 1983
Prime Minister Shimon Peres Official working visit. October 8–10, 1984
Prime Minister Shimon Peres Private Visit. Met with President Reagan October 17. October 16–18, 1985
Prime Minister Shimon Peres Private Visit. Met with Vice President Bush April 1. March 31–April 3, 1986
Prime Minister Shimon Peres Official Working Visit. September 14–16, 1986
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Official Working Visit. In New York City February 16; Private visit to Los Angeles afterward. February 17–20, 1987
President Chaim Herzog State visit. Addressed joint meeting of U.S. Congress November 10. Afterwards visited New York City and Waltham (Mass.). Departed U.S. November 15. November 9–12, 1987
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Met with President Reagan during a private visit. November 20, 1987
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Official Working Visit. Private visit to Los Angeles afterwards. March 14–17, 1988
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Official Visit. April 5–7, 1989
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Met with President Bush during a private visit. Visited New York until November 21. November 14–15, 1989
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Met with President Bush during a private visit. Arrived in the U.S. Nov. 15; departed Nov. 24. Also visited Baltimore, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York City. November 21–22, 1991
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Informal meeting with President Bush at Kennebunkport, Me. Afterwards visited Washington (Aug. 12–13) and New York City. August 10–11, 1992
President Chaim Herzog Met with President Bush during a private visit. November 16, 1992
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Private Visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed the U.S. March 18. March 15–17, 1993
President Chaim Herzog Attended dedication of the Holocaust Memorial Museum and met with President Clinton on April 21. April 21–22, 1993
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Signed Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles. September 13, 1993
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Met with President Clinton during a private visit. Also visited New York City. November 11–16, 1993
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Official working visit. March 15–16, 1994
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Signed the Washington Declaration and addressed a Joint Session of the Congress. July 24–26, 1994
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Met with President Clinton during a private visit. Arrived in the U.S. Nov. 16; also visited Los Angeles, Denver, New York City. November 20–21, 1994
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Met with President Clinton during a private visit. May 5–8, 1995
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Attended signing of Israeli- Palestinian Interim Agreement. Afterwards visited New York. September 28–30, 1995
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Met with President Clinton during a private visit. October 25, 1995
Prime Minister Shimon Peres Official working visit. Arrived in the U.S. Dec. 10; Attended memorial service for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in New York City. Addressed Joint Session of Congress. December 10–12, 1995
Prime Minister Shimon Peres Signed missile defense cooperation and anti- terrorism agreements. Met with PLO Chairman Arafat. April 28–30, 1996
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Official working visit. Addressed Joint Session of Congress. Later visited New York City. Departed the U.S. July 13. July 9–11, 1996
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Private visit. Afterwards visited New York City. September 6, 1996
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Attended Middle East Summit Meeting. September 30–October 2, 1996
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Official working visit. February 12–14, 1997
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Met with President Clinton during a private visit. April 7–8, 1997
President Ezer Weizman Official working visit. October 5–9, 1997
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Working visit. Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Clinton. January 19–21, 1998
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu Working visit. Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Clinton and Palestinian Authority President Yasir Arafat. September 28–29, 1998
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Clinton and Palestinian Authority President Yasir Arafat in Washington and at Wye Plantation, Maryland, Signed Wye River Memorandum at the White House on October 23. Private visit. October 15–23, 1998
Prime Minister Ehud Barak Official working visit. Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Clinton in Washington and Camp David (Maryland). Also visited New York City. July 14–20, 1999
Prime Minister Ehud Barak Private visit. Peace negotiations with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Sharaa. December 14–17, 1999
Prime Minister Ehud Barak Private visit and peace negotiations with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Sharaa at Shepherdstown, W.Va. January 3–10, 2000
Prime Minister Ehud Barak Working visit during Middle East peace negotiations. April 11, 2000
Prime Minister Ehud Barak Private visit. Middle East peace conference at Camp David, MD with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasir Arafat. Also visited Gettysburg, PA. July 12–25, 2000
Prime Minister Ehud Barak Met with President Clinton at the UN Millenium Summit in New York City. September 6–9, 2000
Prime Minister Ehud Barak Working visit. Discussed the Middle East peace process with President Clinton. November 12, 2000
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Working visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed the U.S. March 22. March 19–20, 2001
President Moshe Katsav Working visit. May 29–June 1, 2001
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with President Bush and Secretary of State Powell during a private visit. June 26–27, 2001
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Working Visit. December 3–4, 2001
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Met with President Bush February 7 during a private visit. February 6–8, 2002
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Working visit. May 5–7, 2002
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Working visit. June 10–11, 2002
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Working visit. October 15–17, 2002
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Working visit. July 27–30, 2003
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Working visit. April 13–15, 2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Met with President Bush at Crawford, Texas. April 11, 2005
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 14, 2005
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Working visit. Addressed joint session of Congress May 24. May 21–24, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Working visit November 12–14, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Working visit. June 18–19, 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Working visit. Met with President Bush before and after attending the Middle East Peace Conference in Annapolis, MD. November 25–28, 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Working visit. June 3–5, 2008
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Working visit. November 22–25, 2008
President Shimon Peres Working Visit. May 5, 2009
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Working Visit. May 18, 2009
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Met with President Obama and with Palestinian Authority President Abbas at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 22, 2009
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Working Visit. November 9, 2009
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Working visit. March 22–24, 2010
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Working visit. July 6, 2010
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Attended Middle East peace talks. September 1–2, 2010
President Shimon Peres Working visit. April 4–5, 2011
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Working visit. Addressed a joint session of Congress May 24. May 20–25, 2011
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 21, 2011
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Working visit. March 4–6, 2012
President Shimon Peres Working visit. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. June 13, 2012
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Working visit. September 30, 2013
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Working visit. March 2–3, 2014
President Shimon Peres Working visit. June 25, 2014
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Working visit. October 1, 2014
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Official Working Visit. November 9, 2015
President Reuven Rivlin Official Working Visit. December 8–9, 2015
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Official Working Visit. February 14–15, 2017