March 20th, 2013
04:23 AM ET

Obama makes first trip to Israel as president

For the first time as president, Barack Obama is visiting Israel as concerns about Iran's nuclear progress percolate.

The trip is part of his sweep across the Middle East, which will include visits to the West Bank and Jordan.

Obama's first stop Wednesday will be a visit to an Iron Dome missile defense launcher in Tel Aviv.

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  1. tvnyc

    It looks like mankind is a ticking bomb.

    March 20, 2013 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. JohnWV

    NO MORE WARS! The Jewish state has ICBM nukes and openly threatens Iran, actually campaigns for war against Iran. Israel, not Iran, is the warmonger. Resolution lies with lifting all sanctions and compensating Iran for damages from the $$$ billions we will no longer be giving the Jewish state. An Iran with nukes just might inhibit the Jewish state's brutish pursuit of invulnerability, territorial conquest and apartheid empire. Mutually assured destruction could actually make Mideast peace possible. NO MORE WARS!

    March 20, 2013 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. JohnWV

    Abandoning and aggressively isolating the Jewish state would force it to abandon its existential threats to Iran, continuing horrors wreaked upon Palestine and paranoid pursuit of invulnerability, territorial conquest and racist empire in, and beyond, the Mideast. America would regain financial integrity and stature among nations. There is no greater or kinder support that we could render to the Mideast, and our “inseparable Mideast ally.”

    March 20, 2013 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. the prophet

    Am writing the most powerful book ever published on spontaneous behavior

    March 20, 2013 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO

    I see they're out early this morning.

    March 20, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    cnn whats wrong with YOU?? Im only telling my story of fighting a fire at the Israeli embassy in DC. And you wont show it?

    March 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |