NJ taxpayers' tab for Christie's Israel trip: $39,871

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie touches the stones of the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, during his visit to Jerusalem's old city, Monday, April 2, 2012. Christie kicked off his first official overseas trip Monday meeting Israel's leader in a visit that may boost the rising Republican star's foreign policy credentials ahead of November's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

April 14, 2012 12:45:40 PM PDT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's trip to the Middle East this month cost taxpayers $39,871 for security, according to his office.