Israel Political Brief March 21, 2013: Live Blog: US President Barack Obama visits Israel, day two



LIVE BLOG: Obama visits Israel, day two

Source: Haaretz, 3-21-13

In Jerusalem speech, Obama says negotiations must lead to two states for two peoples; in Ramallah, he tells Palestinian leader Abbas that U.S. supports establishment of viable and independent Palestinian state.

Obama in Jerusalem.

Obama in Jerusalem. Photo by AFP

U.S. President Barack Obama‘s second day in Israel opened with sirens sounding in southern Israel, after four rocket launches from Gaza were detected by the IDF. No casualties were reported.

Obama began the day with a visit to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, where he saw the Dead Sea Scrolls, accompanied by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. At 10:30 the U.S. president took off for Ramallah to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Palestinian ministers.

Obama addressed Israeli students at the International Convention Center in Jeruslaem on Thursday afternoon….READ MORE

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