Obama Urges Peace in the Middle East [VIDEO]

Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama

 

Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama

President Obama’s trip to Israel is marred by a rocket attack as he is there promoting peace.

FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz reports from Jerusalem:

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Two rockets believed fired by militants in Gaza landed in the Israeli border town of Sderot. No one was killed or injured but one of the rockets fell into the courtyard of a home causing damage and the attack sent residents of the town running for shelters. The President was never in any danger, but he had visited Sderot back in 2008. Underscoring the danger these rockets pose to Israel, the President’s first stop on this trip was to an iron dome anti-missile battery that the U.S. is helping to fund.

In Jerusalem, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.

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Mahmoud Abbas, Barack Obama

When visiting Ramallah in the West Bank on Thursday, President Obama expressed hope that Middle East peace talks can be restarted.

FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz reports:

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While the peace talks have languished during his first term, President Obama told Palestinians he has not given up.

(Obama) “I have returned to the West Bank because the United States is deeply committed to the creation of an independent and sovereign state of Palestine.”

The President says Israel’s continued settlement construction in the West Bank is not constructive to the peace process, but he didn’t seem to think Israel would stop it anytime soon.

(Obama) “That’s not an issue that is going to be solved immediately. It’s not going to be solved overnight.”

The President urging the Palestinians to drop their demand that the settlement expansion stop before they return to the talks.

In Jerusalem, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.

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President Obama spoke to the Israeli people at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem urging peace in the area.

FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz reports from Jerusalem:

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The President came to show unity with Israel but he encountered some division.

(Obama) “I believe your future is bound to ours…”

(Protester)

That protester apparently advocating for convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.

(Obama) “I have to say we actually arranged for that because it made me feel at home.”

The President’s message… peace is possible and necessary. But he said Israel must make concessions.

(Obama) “Israelis must recognize that continued settlement activity is counterproductive to the cause of peace.” 

Earlier in the day the President urged the Palestinians to return to the talks.

In Jerusalem, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.

Barack Obama

LISTEN to some of President Obama’s speech at the International Convention Center:

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