Although Obama did not visit Israel duing his trip to the Middle East, he did head to Germany to honor victims of the Holocaust. Above, Obama places a flower in the crematorium at Buchenwald on June 5, 2009. Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who joined Obama at the former concentration camp, recently addressed Obama on the state of Israel. At the U.S. Holocaust Museum in April, Wiesel told the president, "I hope you understand, in this place, why Israel is so important."
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza