March 20, 2013
Barack Obama's Very Unambitious Trip to Israel
Ben Smith, BuzzFeed
This week's trip has no real agenda, which doesn't mean that it doesn't have a point. Its symbolism, including a trip to the grave of the creator of modern Zionism, Theodor Herzl, is clearly focused on reassuring the Israeli public that the president, and the United States, are firmly on their side — something that Republican politicians spent much of 2012 calling into question.
TAGGED: Barack Obama, Middle East, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, United States