Obama's first visit to Israel

Published On: Mar 21 2013 08:57:28 AM PDT

Barack Obama makes his first visit to Israel as president of the United States.

Shimon Peres, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu
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Jason Reed/Reuters

Obama was greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Shimon Peres in an arrival ceremony in Tel Aviv. In a quip to Netanyahu, Obama said, "It is nice to get away from Congress," referring to the political infighting in Washington.

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