After finally securing the Republican nomination, it looks as if "the Maverick" will be taking a tour of the holy land fairly soon.
(Ynet News) Republican presidential candidate John McCain will arrive in Israel on March 18 as part of a delegation of senators visiting the region.
The schedule for the trip has not been released yet, but it is expected to be a brief, one-day visit during which McCain will meet with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
According to US sources, the trip is aimed at boosting support for McCain among Jewish voters in the US.
Despite being a minority in America, all three remaining candidates are heavily courting Jewish voters. Barack Obama is also pursuing after Jewish voters, speaking favorably towards them while Hillary Clinton seems to have Jewish roots in her blood.
Editor's note: At least on
Update (4/1): It looks as if images of John McCain's visit are surfacing on the web.
(Image: Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman with Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak at Sderot Police Station's Qassam Collection. Credit: The Israel Project)
You can find more images over at The Israel Project (Hat Tip: IsraelPolitik)
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