Mar 17, 2013 5:39 PM by Annie Snead
Preparations are under way right now in the Middle East for President Obama's planned visit to Israel and the West Bank.
He's scheduled to arrive Wednesday, and it will be his first trip to the region as U.S. president.
Crews in Jerusalem have been busy hanging up American flags to be welcoming, but they're also beefing up security throughout the area.
An Israeli police spokesman called it the most important visit since that of president George W. Bush in 2009.
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