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When current President Barack Obama visited Israel in March 2013, he became the fifth sitting president to have done so, following George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Richard Nixon. Though not every head of state has made the trip while in office, the unique and enduring bond between the United States and Israel has never been in question. It even predates the founding of the Jewish state in 1948. Click through the slides to find out how five US presidents viewed this special relationship with the Holy Land.