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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Obama’s Goals For First Israel Visit

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tour the Iron Dome Battery defense system, at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tour the Iron Dome Battery defense system, at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

President Obama has arrived in Israel, just as new government is taking office there.

It’s the first foreign trip of his second term, but more importantly, it’s his first visit to Israel as president.

The White House has already said Obama will not be bringing with him any sort of new Middle East peace initiative.

So what is the purpose of his visit, given his rocky relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?

What would you like to hear President Obama say during his Israel trip? Tell us on Facebook.

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