TODAY   |  March 22, 2013

Obama heads to Jordan, Bethlehem at end of trip

President Obama is headed to Jordan and Bethlehem today to wrap up his trip to the Middle East that also included visits with Israeli and Palestinian officials. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.

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>> wrapping up his three-day visit to israel as he heads to jordan . nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd is in aman, jordan , traveling with the president.

>> reporter: the president paid tribute to important people in israel , finally to the holocaust memorial in jerusalem and it was there that the president delivered some remarks that have a poignant reminder of some issues israel may be dealing with today.

>> we have the choice to acquiesce to evil or make real our solemn vow, never again. we had the choice to ignore what happens to others or to act.

>> reporter: the president heads to bethlehem to visit the church of the nativity and heads to aman, jordan , where he'll have one on one meetingings with king abdullah , on the docket the middle east peace process .

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