Rockets Fired at Israel from Gaza as President Obama Visits West Bank

Expectations keep getting lower


President Obama met with Palestinian officials on the second day of his Mideast tour to emphasize the importance of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, a message underscored Thursday when Palestinian militants in Gaza launched rockets into southern Israel.

After a visit to Israel's national museum — where he inspected the Dead Sea Scrolls, which highlight the Jewish people's ancient connection to the land that is now Israel — Mr. Obama headed to the West Bank to tell the Palestinians that the creation of a Palestinian state remains a priority for his administration.