One day after a summit with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Los Angeles Tuesday to meet with business leaders and attend the premiere of an Israel tourism film.
Netanyahu will attend the premiere of “Israel: The Royal Tour,'' which he’s featured in and speak at a VIP reception.
Netanyahu is expected to remain in Los Angeles Tuesday night, then head to Northern California Wednesday to meet with the heads of technology companies including Apple, LinkedIn and Ebay. He is also expected to meet with Gov. Jerry Brown, and the pair will sign an agreement to promote economic ties between California and Israel.
He is expected to return to Los Angeles Wednesday night and attend a gala reception, possibly in the Santa Monica/Malibu area.
Los Angeles police warned motorists to anticipate some traffic congestion due to the visit.
On Tuesday, motorists were advised to avoid the following areas:
- Santa Monica Boulevard between the San Diego (405) Freeway and Melrose Avenue, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.;
- the 405 Freeway between Wilshire Boulevard and the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.; and
- Melrose Avenue between La Cienega Boulevard and Van Ness from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, motorists should avoid:
- Santa Monica Boulevard between the 405 Freeway and Melrose from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and from 4 to 11 p.m.;
- the 405 Freeway from Wilshire to the 105 Freeway, also from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and from 4 to 11 p.m.;
- the Santa Monica (10) Freeway between the 405 and Pacific Coast Highway from 6:30 to 10:45 p.m.; and
- PCH between the 10 Freeway and Malibu Canyon Road from 6:30 to 11 p.m.
On Thursday, motorists were advised to avoid:
- Santa Monica Boulevard between the 405 Freeway and Melrose from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.;
- Pico Boulevard between Roxbury and Castello from 8:45 to 10 a.m.; and
- the 405 Freeway between Wilshire and the 105 Freeway from 12:15 and 12:45 p.m.