In his first trip abroad since his reelection, Barack Obama visits Israel, Ramallah, and Jordan. Throughout his visit to Israel, he restates America’s unswerving commitment to Israel, its people, security, and future. In his trip’s major policy address, as if he were still on the presidential campaign trail, Obama emotionally encourages Israeli youth to embrace a peaceful future with the Palestinians. That plea for a two state solution for two peoples is greeted with prolonged applause. The longest applause is reserved for his remark, “But make no mistake — those who adhere to the ideology of rejecting Israel’s right to exist, they might as well reject the earth beneath them or the sky above, because Israel is not going anywhere.” (source)
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