WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will sign legislation Friday that expands military ties between the United States and Israel.
The bill signing ceremony at the White House comes just a day before Obama’s presumptive Republican challenger, Mitt Romney visits Israel, Saturday. Romney has criticized the president over his treatment of Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He plans to meet with Netanyahu during his visit.
Obama is seeking to shore up his support among Jewish voters in several key states, including Florida, who may be skeptical of his support for Israel. He visited the Jewish state during his first White House campaign in 2008, but has not traveled to Israel since becoming president.
Source: VOA News