**Obama Heads to Israel Wednesday**
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Tel Aviv on Wednesday for what the White House is calling a very important visit to Israel, the West Bank and
The trip is Mr. Obama's first official visit to Israel since taking office in 2009.
His schedule Wednesday includes seeing a piece of Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, as well as meetings with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is joining Mr. Obama for the tour, which comes as a new Israeli government featuring pro-settlement ministers takes
Mr. Obama is set to travel to the West Bank on Thursday to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
On Friday, his schedule includes talks with King Abdullah in Jordan, where the United States has been helping officials cope with the flood of Syrian refugees.
**S.Korea Investigates Possible Cyberattack Following Widespread Network Outage**
South Korean authorities are investigating what appears to be a widespread cyberattack after several of the country's broadcasters and financial institutions reported a major failure of their computer networks.
At least three broadcasters - KBS, MBC and YTN - said their computer networks were paralyzed on Wednesday. Images of employees staring at blank computer screens circulated in South Korean media.
Two banks - the Shinhan Bank and the Nonghyup Bank - were also reported to be part of the attack, as were some of the country's ATMs. Local media suggest the country's stock markets have not been affected.
South Korean police say they are investigating the cause of the outages to determine whether they were a result of a concerted cyberattack by North Korea, which has a history of carrying out cyber warfare on the South.
The news comes just days after North Korea accused the United States and South Korea of launching a computer attack on several of its websites, which mysteriously suffered a prolonged outage last week.