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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, walks out with Rabbi Meir Lau, left, after visiting the Hall of Remembrance at the Vad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel, Friday, March 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama in Israel

Pres. Obama made his first visit to Israel on March 20— and only his second to

the Middle East — since taking office.

He also made his first trips as president to the Palestinian

Authority and Jordan this week.