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President Obama, Stop in Jerusalem

10:42 PM, Nov 15, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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President Obama heads abroad Saturday for a four-day visit to Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. One assumes the president was going to add on to this trip a visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, which would certainly be the fitting and proper thing to do. Wouldn't it also be fitting and proper, and an impressive statement of support for an ally under attack by terrorists, if the president also stopped, on the way to Southeast Asia or back, in Israel? President Obama spoke eloquently in the presidential debate of his memories of his last visit to Jerusalem, over five years ago. What better time for the president to renew his acquaintance with the Holy Land and to show his solidarity with the Jewish state than now?

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