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January 28, 2013 11:27 am

Obama: I Will Only Visit Israel if I See Diplomatic Progress

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama pose with their wives. Netanyahu told Israel Hayom that he is not using the Iran issue to harm Obama's re-election bid, calling such claims "complete nonsense." Photo: White House.

Times of Israel – US President Barack Obama said on Sunday that he would be happy to visit Israel during his second term, but only if he sees diplomatic progress in the region, according to a Channel 10 report.

Obama came as a candidate in 2008 but has yet to visit Israel as president, instead sending high-level envoys in his place.

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