Obama Renews Openness About His Muslim Roots Ahead of Egypt Speech
The president showed long ago that he is comfortable talking about his roots, in his two biographical books -- now, he's citing those roots ahead of his speech to the Muslim world
Obama Administration Enables Saudi Princes to Escape Accountability for Material Support for 9/11 Terror Attacks, Families Charge
...9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism charged that recent actions by his administration would enable five of the king's closest relatives to escape accountability for their role in financing and materially supporting the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In response to the administration's action, the 9/11 families released allegations made in 2002 of the Saudi royal family's sponsorship and support of al Qaeda that the families believe have been ignored by the Obama Administration.
Palestinians expect Obama peace push will unseat Netanyahu'
By Haaretz Service
The article quotes an unnamed Palestinian Authority official as saying that "it will take a couple of years" but in the end, the pressure to comply with U.S. demands as well as Netanyahu's desire not to alienate his right-wing coalition partners will force him to step down as prime minister.
Obama Seeks New Start Between US, Muslims
"At the same time, Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel's right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine. The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements" on the West Bank and outskirts of Jerusalem, he said. "It is time for these settlements to stop." As for Jerusalem itself, he said it should be a "secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims ..."
Obama: I Will Speak the Truth, as the Koran Says
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu/IsraelNN.com
President Barack Obama's speech in Cairo Thursday called for a sweeping change in Muslim-American relations, based on the establishment of a Palestinian Authority state.
Barack Obama and the king's bling
Barack Obama was greeted with an elaborate welcoming ceremony and given an ornate gold necklace by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on his first visit to the country.
King Abdullah...showered Obama with compliments as he handed him the jewellery, which he said carries special meaning. It is understood to be an award called the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit, the country's highest honour. The gift appeared to be the same as that bestowed on President George W. Bush during a stop in Saudi Arabia in January 2008.