Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is traveling to Israel, he announced on Twitter Friday.

"Headed to Israel with family and friends. Looking forward to my 15th trip there," Huckabee's tweet read.

The trip could be seen as a way to burnish Huckabee's foreign policy credentials if he decides to run for president in 2012. He has said he is considering another campaign.

Huckabee's announcement also comes after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) recent trip to the Middle East, which included a stop in Israel.

Like Huckabee, Romney has indicated an interest in running for president in 2012.

In a recent interview with Fox News, Huckabee said he would probably make his decision on whether he will run for president in the summer.