Star-spangled Friendship: Four U.S. Presidents, Eight Visits to Israel

Barack Obama, who's coming next week, was preceded by Richard 'No kippah at Yad Vashem' Nixon, Bill 'Beloved' Clinton, to name but a few.

When Barack Obama touches down in Israel next Wednesday, he will be the fifth sitting U.S. president to visit the country. Here's another statistic: he'll be the third who didn't drop by during his first term, but is coming in the second one.