Most recent article by: Alon Ben-Meir

US President Barack Obama shaking hands with young Israelis (photo: Reuters)

Obama's Visit to the Middle East

Winning Peace through Hearts and Minds

Following his recent visit to the Middle East, US President Barack Obama was heavily criticised for his praise of Israel and his clear commitment to the country's security. Alon Ben-Meir argues that Obama has to win the trust of Israelis before progress can be made in the peace process. He also says that both sides have to live up to their responsibilities, make painful concessions and change their public narratives in order to reach a viable solutionMore