Memories From Candidate Obama’s 2008 Visit to Israel

Barack Obama’s two-day summer visit to Israel in 2008 was aimed at bolstering his foreign policy credentials against Republican Senator John McCain.

Not much has changed since Barack Obama's last trip to Israel. Back in 2008, when the Illinois senator made his first official visit as Democratic presidential candidate, Iran was the burning issue, alongside Israel's right to defend itself and the question of a two-state solution.