US President Barack Obama (C) talks with Israeli President Shimon Peres (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) during an official welcoming ceremony on his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport on March, 20, 2013 near Tel Aviv, Israel. This will be Obama's first visit as President to the region, and his itinerary will include meetings with the Palestinian and Israeli leaders as well as a visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.