For his first foreign trip, Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia. Then, he goes to Israel.
Is this the first time that a US president arrives in Saudi Arabia before Israel?
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Richard Nixon visited Saudi Arabia first on June 14-15, 1974 and then visited Israel on June 16-17,1974
Jimmy Carter visited Saudi Arabia first on January 3-4,1978 and did not visit Israel until March 10-13,1979
George H.W Bush's visited Saudi Arabia twice and never visited Israel, his first trip was on November 21-22, 1990 and his second on December 31,1992
Bill Clinton was the first President to visit Israel before visiting Saudi Arabia as his first trip to Israel was on October 27-28,1994 and his first trip to Saudi Arabia was on October 28,1994
George W. Bush also visited Israel before Saudi Arabia as his first trip to Israel was on January 9-11, 2008 and his first trip to Saudi Arabia was on January 14-16, 2008.
Barack Obama visited Saudi Arabia first on June 3-4, 2009 and then visited Israel later on March 2-22,2013
These are the only 6 presidents (not including Donald Trump) to have visited either Israel or Saudi Arabia and 4 of them visited Saudi Arabia first. Including Trump 5/7 presidents (a significant majority) visited Saudi Arabia first before visited Israel.
George W. Bush made a similar trip in May 2008 as Donald Trump's but in the other way around.
According to the US State Department's Office of the Historian, these are the trips where a US President visited both Saudi Arabia and Israel on one single foreign trip, most of which not directly: