In this handout image supplied by the Government Press Office of Israel (GPO), US President Barack Obama is welcomed by Israeli President Shimon Peres and Israeli President Benjamin Nethanyahu 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.