(Times of Israel) The Magnolia tree that US President Barack Obama brought with him on Air Force One is safe and sound at President Shimon Peres’s Jerusalem residence, where both leaders were seen “planting” it on Wednesday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the president said Wednesday night.

Earlier, Hebrew media reports said the tree had been uprooted and quarantined by the Agriculture Ministry.

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