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Richard Engel answers questions about Obama's trip to the Mideast

JERUSALEM –  President Barack Obama is in the Middle East this week on a high stakes diplomatic trip to Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan.

After spending time in Israel on Wednesday with Israel’s President Benjamin Netanyahu, he visited Palestinian leaders in the West Bank on Thursday.

Richard Engel, NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent, is in Jerusalem – where Obama delivered a  major speech to Israelis Thursday. He answered reader questions about the trip earlier today.

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LIVE Chat with Richard Engel in Jerusalem at 12:00pmET

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