Forget Secret Service ... what President Obama really needs in Israel is AAA -- 'cause one of his indestructible limousines broke down, and had to get towed in Tel Aviv.
The heavily armored vehicle was spotted on the back of a flatbed after suffering some sort of malfunction ... ahead of the President's arrival in Israel.
One Israeli report claimed the limo driver pumped unleaded into the limo, known as "The Beast," instead of the required diesel fuel -- but the Secret Service isn't confirming.
It's S.O.P. for the prez to have backup rides during international trips like this -- and sure enough BO was spotted (above) cruising in a different vehicle today.