Photo: Israel prepares for Obama visit
Photo by Anastasia Diakides/CNN
March 18th, 2013
12:20 PM ET
10 years ago

Photo: Israel prepares for Obama visit

(CNN) - In Jerusalem, signs welcoming President Barack Obama are already up. The president departs Washington Tuesday evening for his trip to the Middle East, which will also include stops in the West Bank and Jordan.

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  1. skokie

    Go with GOD Mr President.

    March 18, 2013 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    I have no doubt that Pres. Obama did not visit Israel during his first term because he was simply not extended an invitation from Netanyahu. It was pretty obvious who Netanyahu favored to lose in 2012, Pres. Obama.

    It really wouldn't look good on Israel if Netanyahu allowed Pres. Obama's 2nd term to pass without a visit. It wouldn't look good for Pres. Obama to have never visited, either, regardless of the reason How much do you want to bet that Israel wants a signinficant increase in their US foreign aid.

    March 18, 2013 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    POTUS: You thought Willard would be making this trip huh Benji?

    Netanyahu: Of course not Mr. President! I knew you were going to win all along.

    March 18, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  4. Wes

    I didn't know golf was that big a deal in the middle east.

    March 18, 2013 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  5. Romney is Still NOT My Hero

    Could you imagine the kind of reception Romney would have gotten?

    March 18, 2013 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  6. just askin

    why isn't going to libya instead? he still hasn't tracked down the people that killed our ambassador and is hiding all of the survivors so they won't talk about what happened. biggest coverup of incompetence in our country's history. and the press helps him get away with it.

    March 18, 2013 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    Do not sell USA to Israel because GOP sold to Saudi oil already. Let them deal with Palestine.

    March 18, 2013 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    God be with you Mr. President.
    Please come back to us safe and triumphant.

    March 18, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  9. rs

    Just Askin-
    Probably Mr. Obama isn't going to Libya for the same reason Mr. Reagan didn't go to Lebanon. Except of course, Reagan's reason was much greater.

    March 18, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |