US Senator Rand Paul set to visit Israel

Kentucky Republican senator Rand Paul, a fierce opponent of US foreign aid who is being touted already as a likely 2016 presidential candidate, is scheduled to arrive in Israel Sunday for his first-ever visit.
Paul, who espouses the libertarian views of his father Ron Paul, is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres on Monday. Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul is viewed by some as holding anti-Israel positions.
After meeting Netanyahu and Peres, Paul is scheduled to go to Jordan on Tuesday and meet with King Abdullah II and PA Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
“I want to know more about the issues...(and) try to figure out why we don’t seem to be able to achieve peace over there,” Paul said of his trip.