Wednesday, February 6, 2013
President Barack Obama strategy to visit Israel this spring, his first journey to the Jewish state since taking office, a White House official said Tuesday. The White House said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama argue the visit during a phone discussion held six days after the elections for the 19th Knesset. Channel 10 said Obama will emerge in Israel on March 20.
Obama's last visited Israel as a senator and presidential applicant in July 2008. Israeli officials established that the US leader is suitable to visit in the spring. The White House did not give a precise date.
The White House official said, "The start of the president's second term and the shape of a new Israeli government offer the occasion to reaffirm the deep and continuing bonds between the United States and Israel and to argue the way forward on a broad range of issues of joint concern, counting Iran and Syria."
The report said CIA teams are previously in Israel to organize the security feature of the three-day visit. Obama is also predictable to visit Ramallah as a guest of the Palestinian Authority.
Earlier Tuesday, Israel's president praised Obama's approach to oppose Iran's believe nuclear program on Tuesday, while sending a oblique message to Israel's inward government not to act alone to stop it.