P resident Obama’s Middle East tour has resulted in mixed feelings both in Israel and Palestine – with no tangible results despite his calls for peace. Palestinians, who greeted the US leader with protests, were disappointed by his show of unwavering allegiance to Israel and lack of pressure over the issue of settlements.
Obama was more restrained on the problem than before, saying that stopping settlement construction should not be a precondition for peace talks – at a meeting with the Palestinian leader.
As for Israel, during his two days there Obama seemingly thawed frosty relations with the country’s Prime Minister, but signs of disagreement on issues like Iran were still abundant. For more reaction to Obama’s visit, RT talks to Abir Kopty, a Palestinian political and social activist.