US President Barack Obama acknowledges the audience after delivering a speech on policy at the Jerusalem Convention Center, March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
As Barack Obama continues his first visit to Israel and the West Bank as president, many are wondering if this tour will have any impact on the peace process. Although US officials said the president is not bringing any new initiatives, Obama spoke of his hopes for peace on his arrival.
The Stream speaks to Palestinians and Israelis on the ground about whether or not the US president can re-energize the peace process.