Monday, June 28
President Joe Biden will meet with outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the White House. The meeting will “highlight the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel and the deep ties between our governments and our people,” the White House says. Isaac Herzog will officially succeed Rivlin as president on July 9.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican in hopes of restoring ties that were strained during the last administration.
Thursday, July 1
China’s Communist Party will celebrate its 100th anniversary amid growing international tensions and concerns over Beijing’s crackdowns on political opposition. Chinese President Xi Jinping is a big believer in the party’s “red genes,” and reinforcing that loyalty among its 91 million members is a top priority for him.
It’s also Canada Day on Thursday. We love our Canadian 5 Things family.
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