"Israeli MK: Gingrich To Visit Israel Within The Next Week"
Israeli Knesset member Danny Danon reports on Facebook that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will visit Israel within the next week. Gingrich’s biggest financial backer, Sheldon Adelson, is a staunch supporter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud party. Danon’s announcement, if true, would suggest the Likud MK is ignoring Netanyahu’s calls for Israeli politicians to avoid partisan U.S. politics. (HT: Didi Remez)
A Gingrich aide emails Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith:
Contrary to rumor, Newt is not going to Israel next week, although he looks forward to visiting again soon – unlike President Obama.