Peacemaking

Obama makes Middle East speech in Cairo(0)

June 5, 2009, 09:44

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.

Barack Obama
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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

[Obama in Cairo] Associated PressIn a wide-ranging speech in Cairo, President Barack Obama said the U.S. is committed to working in partnership with countries in Middle East.

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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Obama Calls for Unity With Muslims – WSJ.com

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4 Jun 2009 In a wide-ranging speech in Cairo, President Barack Obama said the U.S. is committed to working in partnership with countries in Middle East
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