The Hill Reports: We can expect him to visit Israel in a second term should he be elected,” Colin Kahl, the former deputy assistant secretary of Defense for the Middle East, said on a Obama campaign conference call with reporters.
Obama has been criticized for not visiting the Middle Eastern ally since a trip during the 2008 election. Republican candidate Mitt Romney will visit the country during a trip that will begin later this week, and he plans to meet with Israeli leaders including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Romney has also said, if elected, his first foreign visit would be to Israel.
On Monday, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton blasted the president for not scheduling a trip during his first term.