Obama's Trip to the Middle East: Our Full Coverage

US President Barack Obama (front L) participates in a farewell ceremony with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (front R) at Tel Aviv International Airport, March 22, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Jason Reed)

How Much Real Progress Did Obama Make in Israel?

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013 | Nadav Perry, Contributor

The positive impression US President Barack Obama left in Israel will not last long in a Middle East where goodwill is never enough, warns Nadav Perry.

Obama Calls for Peace Talks Without Conditions

Sunday, Mar. 24, 2013 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Obama called on Palestinians to begin talks with Israel despite settlement activity; Iraq is on edge; and it's unclear if a Kurdish initiative and Netanyahu’s apology represent new trends in Turkish foreign policy.

Mixed Reactions in Bethlehem to President Obama's Visit

Friday, Mar. 22, 2013 | Daoud Kuttab, Columnist

Daoud Kuttab reports on US President Barack Obama’s visit to Bethlehem, and the people's mixed reaction.

What Begin Would Have Told Obama

Friday, Mar. 22, 2013 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

Shlomi Eldar considers what a meeting between former Prime Minister Menachem Begin and current US president Barack Obama would have looked like, being reminded of Begin’s meetings with President Jimmy Carter, which paved the way for a peace agreement with Egypt.

Obama Connects With Israeli Youth

Friday, Mar. 22, 2013 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Just as fascinating as the messages Obama conveyed at the Israeli Convention Center in Jerusalem was the way they were received by the young audience, writes Mazal Mualem. 

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