Amman, Jordan (AP) Barack Obama has arrived in Jordan and has a meeting with King Abdullah later today.
Tomorrow figures to be much busier, with stops that include a visit to as Israeli town often barraged with rockets launched by Palestinean militants in Gaza.
Aides say Obama wants to visit Sderot to gain a firsthand view of life in a part of Israel that's often under attack, though indications are that he won't stay long.
Meetings with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, a former prime minister, are also planned.
A stop at the Western Wall, one of the holiest places in Judaism, is a possibility too.