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President Obama to Visit Israel Next Month

He will also make a few stops elsewhere in the region

Adam Chandler
February 05, 2013
President Obama in 2008(AFP)
President Obama in 2008(AFP)

I’m not exactly sure why this is the breaking! news that the Twitter machine is calling it, but according to the AP, President Barack Obama will be making a trip to Israel next month.

Obama, who’d been taken to task during the last presidential campaign for skipping out on a trip to Israel during his first term, last went to the Levant in 2008 on a trip with Chuck Hagel. Obama will also visit Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.

The announcement comes just days after John Kerry took his first swings as Secretary of State with phone calls placed to Israeli and Palestinian representatives.

Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.