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Mitt Romney planning to visit Israel over the summer

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney wife Ann Romney jet ski Lake Winnipesaukee Wolfeboro N.H. Monday July 2

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and wife Ann Romney jet ski on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H., Monday, July 2, 2012, where Romney has a vacation home. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney is planning a trip to Israel this summer.

An aide to Romney confirms that a trip is being planned. No details are immediately available about exactly when and where the candidate will visit.

A trip to Israel would be designed in part to help Romney build support among Jewish voters, evangelical voters and conservatives.

During the Republican presidential primary, Romney accused President Barack Obama of throwing Israel, in his words, “under the bus.” Romney also has said his policy toward the Jewish state would be the opposite of Obama’s.

The New York Times first reported plans of the visit.



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