Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Obama to visit Israel for first time as president
Tuesday - 2/5/2013, 4:54pm EST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An upcoming trip to Israel could help boost President Barack Obama's image there. It will be his first visit as president to a country where many don't view him as a friend of the Jewish state. No date has been announced, but Israeli TV says the trip will take place in late March.
Obama visited Israel while running for president in 2008, but his failure to return there as president has prompted criticism from some pro-Israel groups.
The White House says Obama will also visit the West Bank and Jordan during his trip.
Obama had a rocky relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his first term. The Israeli leader is currently trying to build a governing coalition that would allow him to remain prime minister.
A spokesman says Obama will be looking to "reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds" between the two countries, while discussing how to deal with issues including Iran and Syria.
There's no reaction from the Israeli prime minister's office. But a senior official with the Palestine Liberation Organization, Hanan Ashrawi (HAH'-nahn ash-ROW'-ee), says the visit is important, considering Obama's expressed interest in playing a role in Mideast peace efforts. She says she hopes it's "more than just a symbolic visit."
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.