This Sunday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will follow the lead set by so many American presidential hopefuls before him by visiting Israel. He’s not bringing press with him. Apparently he’s not going to talk — he’s going to listen.
According to a campaign spokesperson, Walker is “interested in hearing firsthand Israel’s concerns about the future of our alliance and identifying ways to restore the ruptured bonds between our two countries. He is very concerned about the rise of Iran, the spread of radical Islamic terrorism, and the turmoil in Syria and Iraq, and is interested in understanding the views of the Israelis on how we confront these shared challenges.”
The campaign has not yet released an itinerary for the trip, so I’ve have taken the liberty of drafting a list of places the governor should visit if he wants to begin to understand this fascinating Middle Eastern ally and its complicated and diverse people.