Obama in Israel and the Middle East for a three-day visit in which he is meeting both Israeli and Palestinian leaders as his first visit as president.
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Israeli President Shimon Peres and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands after Peres awarded the Medal of Distinction to Obama during a state dinner hosted by Peres in Jerusalem, Israel on March 21, 2013. Obama is in a three-day visit to the Middle East. UPI/Mark Neyman/GPO
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