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RAMALLAH, West Bank, (AP) – Palestinian baker Nasir Abdul Hadi is so grateful Barack Obama is making time to visit the West Bank that he has named a bagel after him.

The bagel is baked with cherry tomatoes and mint and is on display Tuesday at Abdul Hadi’s bakery in downtown Ramallah.

The presumptive Democratic nominee for U.S. president is spending a few hours in this West Bank city on Wednesday, as part of a Mideast tour. Obama’s Republican challenger, John McCain, did not visit the West Bank during a recent trip.

Despite the baker’s enthusiasm, many Palestinians displayed little interest in the Obama visit. Many here believe the U.S. is biased in Israel’s favor and that this is unlikely to change after the November elections.

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