United States President Barack Obama said there is a real chance for peace in the framework of the two-state solution. “I do not say peace guaranteed, but possible,” he said.He added in his speech in Jerusalem that Israel should build peace with the Arab world because peace is necessary, especially that if Israel builds peace now with Arab countries, it is building it with elected leaders instead of the old dictators.
He added that the Palestinian people have the right to be free on their land, and it is not fair that all violence against the Palestinians goes without punishment.
While his statement, Obama insisted that Palestinians should recognize Israel as a Jewish State was received with applause, the statement ‘Israelis must recognize that continued settlement activity is counterproductive to the cause of peace,’ was met with boos.
Obama added that Israel is the most powerful country in this region. Israel has the unshakeable support of the most powerful country in the world.”
Obama said in his speech to the young Israelis, “Today, I want to tell you – particularly the young people – that so long as there is a United States of America, Ah-tem lo lah-vahd.” [You are not alone]