Obama makes Middle East speech in Cairo(0)
U.S. President Barack Obama had a blunt, “tough-love” message for Arabs and Israelis that thrust him deeper into Middle East peacemaking – a tangled web that bedeviled his predecessors and carries risks for him. “It is time for us to act on what everyone knows to be true,” he said.
The president, who is a Christian but whose Kenyan father came from a family that includes generations of Muslims, stressed his Muslim roots in a way that he never did during his presidential campaign last year
By LAURA MECKLER and JAY SOLOMON
CAIRO, Egypt — President Barack Obama waded into the heart of the Middle East conflict Thursday by forcefully reiterating his support for a Palestinian state and admonishing the Arab world to pursue peace with Israel as he made his long-awaited appeal to mend the rift between America and the Muslim world.
In a wide-ranging speech before students at Cairo University that celebrated the common values of the two cultures, Mr. Obama called for a “new beginning” in the relationship.
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