Barack Obama

Obama Calls for a Palestinian State in Speech to Israeli Students

Wants Palestinians to resume peace talks


JERUSALEM, March 21 (UPI) — President Barack Obama said Thursday Palestinians "have a right to be a free people in their own land" and asked Israelis to see the world "through their eyes."

Obama, in a speech delivered to Israeli university students at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, said he recognizes the difficulty in the resolving issues between Israelis and Palestinians, but he said peace "is the only path to true security."