Most senators trigger speculation about a possible presidential campaign by scheduling visits to Iowa or New Hampshire. Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is attracting questions about his 2016 intentions by traveling to Israel this week.
Paul is scheduled to meet Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, the Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. The meetings coincide with the senator’s 50th birthday.
Paul is also expected to travel to Jordan on Tuesday to meet with King Abdullah and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. While in his Israel, he will address the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies on fiscal policy and foreign aid. (RELATED: Rand Paul “interested” in 2016 presidential run)
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