In early December Phil posted a tip we received that President Obama would be traveling to Israel and one other country during his second term. This story has been confirmed today as White House spokesman Jay Carney announced Obama will travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan this spring although he declined to give an exact date. Carney said it would give Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to “discuss the way forward” on Iran and Syria among other issues.
Israel’s Channel 10 is reporting Obama’s three-day visit is planned to begin March 20, and that the trip will also include Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt and Jordan. The JTA adds that new Secretary of State John Kerry will also be visiting Israel in March as well.