Sen. Marco Rubio on Trip to Middle East; Will Meet with Israeli PM Netanyahu on Wednesday – 2/18/13


Sen. Marco Rubio headed to the Middle East Saturday for a trip that will take him to Jordan and then to Israel, where he will meet on Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

JERUSALEM POST: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), an emerging leader in the Republican Party who is considered one of the likely candidates for the 2016 US presidential race, is scheduled to meet on Wednesday in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Rubio’s visit to the region – he left Saturday for Jordan and then to Israel – comes a month after another possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, Rand Paul, also paid a high-profile visit to Israel and Jordan.

While that was Paul’s first visit, this will be Rubio’s second visit to Israel and his first to Jordan. Rubio, considered a staunch Israel supporter, visited the country for the first time just weeks after he won the Florida senatorial race in 2010, effectively bursting onto America’s national political scene. . . . Read More

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