Mapping Out Obama's Middle East Trip

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama, left, stands with director of Yad Vashem Avner Shalev in the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem in Jerusalem, Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama pledged Wednesday that as president he would preserve the close relationship between the United States and Israel, and that the Jewish state's security would be a top priority in his administration. (AP Photo/Daniel Berehulak) (National Journal)

From the museum that holds the Dead Sea Scrolls to the ancient city of Petra, President Obama will stop at several important landmarks during his trip this week to Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan.

The president will hold meetings with officials in the countries he is visiting and plans to deliver a speech in Jerusalem on Thursday. The Iranian nuclear program, the continued conflict in Syria, and the quest for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians are all issues that will dominate Obama's agenda on the trip.

Here is a map of the places the president plans to visit. Blue labels are for Wednesday, red for Thursday, green for Friday, and blue for Saturday.

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