"POPE BENEDICT XVI Visit to Israel"
POPE BENEDICT XVI Visit to Israel May 11th-15th Media Arrangements Last update: 28/04/2009 General: 1. Press Accreditation Journalists holding 2009/10 press cards, or visiting/temporary cards which are valid until May 15th or later do not require further accreditation. Correspondents and crew arriving to support existing bureaus in Israel may submit their application for accreditation, prior to their arrival, online at http://www.pmo.gov.il/gpo. Applications arrive directly to the GPO and there is no need to send by fax. Please note, entry to all events and ceremonies during the Papal visit, requires a valid GPO Press Card together with a further official picture identity card (passport or ID card). 2. Entry of Media Arrival to all media events will be permitted only with the organized transportation, which will depart from predetermined collection points, at the relevant time – and will transport the journalists with a GPO escort to the location. With the exception of Ben Gurion Airport – journalists arriving independently to events will not be granted entry – including members of the pool. 3. Media Attendance The majority of the media events will be covered only by a preselected pool: Television – Israeli Channel 1 has received the rights to live broadcasts and to output clean feed from each of the events. The feed will be available via W2 satelite, the frequencies of which will be announced. The feed will be available from JCS and Satlink, and will also be availabe at the MFA Press Centers. Mobile Broadcast Units (MBUs) – For live broadcasts and stand-ups please contact Sharon (email@example.com) as soon as possible with details of the places from which you wish to broadcast. Please note that places are severely limited. All requests will be considered and those allocated a place will be notified, along with details of arrival times. …/2 02-6257886 :בית אגרון, רח' הלל 73, ירושלים 18549 טל: 6157005-20; פקס firstname.lastname@example.org -2- 4. Papal Mass Nazareth – Those wishing to attend the Papal Mass in Nazareth must register by email at email@example.com with the details of those wishing to attend, and indicating the number of people interested in travelling by organized transportation from Jerusalem. Those who have not registered in advance will not be granted entry. Jerusalem – Arrival to the Jerusalem Papal Mass will be permitted only with the organized transport, which must be pre-booked at the following email – firstname.lastname@example.org. 5. Times of arrival Times have been fixed in consultation with all relevant bodies involved in the visit, and with the design of meeting the requirements of all those involved. Accordingly, you are kindly requested to arrive promptly to all events, even if the times seem unreasonable. Regrettably, we will be unable to wait at collection points for late-comers, and you are reminded that journalists arriving independently, will not be granted access to the events. 6. Contact Liaisons At each event there will be a fixed Government Press Office representative responsible for accompanying the media. This person will be made known to you and will be available to answer all requests and concerns. Visit Itinerary: The following is a visit itinerary – updated as of 28/04/2009. Please be aware that this remains tentative, and is likely to be subject to change. Monday 11/05/2009 11:00 Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, Official Welcoming Ceremony Open coverage. Arrival (independent) between 08:00-09:30 by Massada Gate, Terminal 1. Entry for MBUs - must be coordinated in advance with Sharon at email@example.com - arrival at 07:45 prompt, by Shalom Gate, Terminal 1. GPO Representative Sharon Goldhammer - 050-6205288 12:05 Arrival at Mount Scopus helipad, Jerusalem. Welcoming Ceremony by Jerusalem Mayor, Nir Barkat. Pool coverage (details tba) – Leaving Beit Agron no later than 09:30. Arrival at 09:00 GPO Representative Daniel Seaman - 050-6205420 .../3 -3- 16:05 Visit to the President’s Residence Celebratory reception ceremony, working meeting with President Shimon Peres, joint planting of a tree in the Presidential Garden, personal addresses, artistic program. Pool coverage (details tba) – Leaving Beit Agron no later than 14:00. Arrival at 13:30. Details for MBUs to be announced. For further details contact Meital Jaslowitz – Assistant Spokesperson for the President 050-4205230 GPO Representative Sharon Goldhammer - 050-6205288 17:30 Visit to Yad Vashem, Memorial ceremony at the Remembrance Hall; Wreath laying; Address by the Pope. Pool coverage (details tba). MBUs permitted for stand up only outside Hall of Remembrance, must register in advance with Jason Pearlman firstname.lastname@example.org (Names, I.D / Passport numbers, Plate#). Please note that due to the limitations of the location, places for MBU will be allocated according to the available space. MBU's time of arrival: 07:00. Pool leaving Beit Agron no later than 14:15. Arrival at 13:30. For further details: Iris Rosenberg, Yad Vashem Spokesperson 050-5280927 / 02-6443410. GPO Representative Jason Pearlman - 050-6205385 19:00 Interfaith Meeting, Notre Dame Hotel MBU's allocation until 16:00. Pool coverage (details tba)- GPO Representative Orna Adelberg-Kasher - 050-6205434 Tuesday 12/05/2009 09:15 Meeting with the Mufti, Temple Mount Pool coverage (details tba). No entry for live broadcasters, pool to arrive to Beit Agron at 05:30. Leaving no later than 06:00. GPO Representative Daniel Seaman - 050-6205420 10:00 Visit to the Western Wall MBU's set-up no later than 06:00. Covering pool will arrive to Beit-Agron at 05:30. We'll leave no later than 06:00. GPO Representative Sharon Goldhammer - 050-6205288 10:35 Meeting with the Chief Rabbis, Heichal Shlomo Details tba. GPO Representative Orna Adeleberg-Kasher - 050-6205434 …/4 02-6257886 :בית אגרון, רח' הלל 73, ירושלים 18549 טל: 6157005-20; פקס email@example.com -4- 12:00 Visit to the Church of Dormition – site of the Last Supper This will be broadcast live by Israeli Channel 1, together with official photographers. There will be no further media entry. GPO Representative Jason Pearlman - 050-6205385 12:30 Visit and Prayer at Latin Patriarch No MBU on the scene. Pool coverage to arrive to Beit Agron at 06:30. Leave at 7:00. GPO Representative Roula Mansa-Basel – 050-6205380 16:15 Mass at the Garden of Gethsemane MBU's will arrive only after coordinating with Sharon around 13:30. Pool coverage time & place of arrival- tba. GPO Representative Sharon Goldhammer - 050-6205288 Wednesday 13/05/2009 08:00-19:00 Visit to Bethlehem Thursday 14/05/2009 08:30 Travel to Nazareth 09:15 Arrival in Nazareth, Welcoming Ceremony and the Ceremony of Bread and Salt Reception by Mayor of Nazareth. Pool to leave, accompanied by the GPO from the Golden Crown Hotel, Nazareth at 08:00 GPO Representative Dr. Fawaz Kamal - 050-6205427 10:00 Mass at Mount of the Precipice MBUs to arrive the previous day 13/04/2009 from 16:00, to be coordinated in advance. Journalists to leave Jerusalem by pre-arranged transport from Jerusalem at 01:00am. Journalists will be transported to a meeting point, and then onwards to the location. Please be aware, from the point of alighting the bus to the location of the security check is a significant distance, we therefore advise comfortable shoes! GPO Representative Linda Rivkind– 050-7874220; Sharon Goldhammer – 050-6205288 15:50 Meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Church of the Annunciation The meeting will be broadcast live, with entry for official photographers only. There will be no further media attendance. GPO Representative Dr. Fawaz Kamal - 050-6205427 …/5 -5- 16:30 Meeting with the Faith Heads in Israel, Church of the Annunciation The meeting will take place in the hall on the lower floor of the church. Transport to the event will depart from Jerusalem at 08:00 and from MFA press center in Nazareth at 13:00. GPO Representative Dr. Fawaz Kamal - 050-6205427; 17:30 Prayer at the Church of the Annunciation Coverage will be available from two separate focuses – in the Grotto, and the prayer in the Basilica. GPO Representative Dr. Fawaz Kamal - 050-6205427 19:00 Return to Jerusalem Friday 15/05/2009 09:15 Meeting at the Greek-Orthodox Patriarch Photo opportunity at the arrival and coverage of the prayer on the upper floor will be by a pool (detail tba). Leaving Beit Agron at 07:00. Arrival from 06:30 GPO Representative Roula Mennase - 050-6205380 10:00 Visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher Media coverage will be available from three separate focuses: Entrance to the Church (media platform – places to be pre-booked); At the Stone of Anointing, live broadcast + limited pool; Golgotha, possible short photo-op by limited pool; exiting the Church. Leaving Beit Agron no later than 07:00. Arrival from 06:30. GPO Representative Daniel Seaman - 050-6205420 13:30 Leaving Ceremony, Ben Gurion Airport. Open Coverage GPO Representative Sharon Goldhammer - 050-6205288 02-6257886 :בית אגרון, רח' הלל 73, ירושלים 18549 טל: 6157005-20; פקס firstname.lastname@example.org