Obama lands in Israel for three-day visit

US President Barack Obama arrived at Tel Aviv airport today at the start of a three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

Making his first overseas tour since the start of his second term in office, the President is due to continue on to neighbouring Jordan on Friday.

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Obama turns tourist in Petra

US President Barack Obama took time out of his diplomatic trip of the Middle East to marvel at the ancient city of Petra. His 24-hour visit to Jordan marked the end of his four-day visit to the region.