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Obama's 1st Day In Israel Was Rich In Symbolism

NPR | March 21, 2013 6:23 a.m.

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Scott Horsley

Moments after touching down, he toured an anti-missile battery, symbolizing the U.S.-backed Iron Dome system that’s helped Israel repel hundreds of rocket attacks. Before his meeting with Palestinian leaders Thursday, Obama was to make another symbolic visit, to the Israel Museum.

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