Obama’s Visit Clears Ground for Deeper Engagement with Palestine

Obama’s Visit Clears Ground for Deeper Engagement with Palestine

Today marks the last day of President Barack Obama’s Middle East trip. In a speech yesterday in Jerusalem, he advocated restarting the Israel-Palestine peace process, saying that “just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land."

Trend Lines spoke with Ghaith al-Omari, executive director of the American Task Force on Palestine, about the visit as well as the broader state of relations between Palestine and the United States.

“It was an Israel-centric visit, but it showed continued U.S. commitment to a two-state solution and the Palestinian Authority,” said al-Omari.

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