In the first foreign trip of his second term in office, President Obama visited Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan. This was also the President’s first time visiting Israel as President. The White House has added some “behind the scene” photos of the President’s trip – below are just a few of my favorites.
President Obama receives the Medal of Distinction from Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Obama visits the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama tours the crypt containing the birthplace of Jesus. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama views the area near the Treasury during a tour of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)