Obama’s Israel visit is an insult to the Palestinians: Obama’s visit to Israel endorsed their narrative and was a slap in the face to Palestinians

 

by Ghada Karmi                                                                                                                                                                            March 24, 2013

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/03/201332463332849952.html

President Obama has made some impressive speeches during his brief visit to Israel. He has spoken about the need for a “viable Palestinian state” and shown some empathy with the feelings of a people under occupation. We understand his secretary of state is due to work through the practicalities with both sides after his departure. But no amount of rhetoric can disguise the fact that the visit was an insult to the Palestinian people on every count. [read more]