He is not the one who is supposed to be on an official visit thats his boss who is coming soon so why all the fanfare with Kerry? Instead of disrupting life for ordinary Israelis why not have Kerry land at a military airfield and then go discreetly to his hotel or wherever he is staying whilst in Israel and he can get on with doing whatever he is here to do. Kerry could even travel on a military helicopter because he is there purely for politics whilst Obama is there for the fanfare more than anything. He has got himself a reputation for being anti Israel and he is trying to change things. He doesn't hope to accomplish to much politically on this short visit because diplomatic visits are not the times when serious politics take place, he is not even visiting the PA. This trip is 90% showbiz and 10% politics.
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from the article: LIVE BLOG: Obama en route to Israel in Air Force One