Using New Language, President Shows Understanding for Both Sides in Middle East

There was no mention of "terrorists" or "terrorism," just "violent extremists." There was the suggestion that Israeli settlements are illegitimate and the assertion that the Palestinians "have suffered in pursuit of a homeland." There were frequent references to the "Holy Koran" and echoes of Muslim phrases. Full Story »

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Kenneth Sibbett
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by Kenneth Sibbett - Jun. 7, 2009

On a scale of 1-10, well, lets make a bigger scale. Obama has a scale of his own and this article proves it. Some speech and some article.

Let's see. If you hit a home run, it's four bases. What if you run to five bases. What is that called? That's called me with a lump in my throat, being proud to be an American again, and listening to a President, stand in front of the World, and not "LIE".

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Jun. 5, 2009

Reasonably good overview of the speech. The article includes some comments and information on what went into the writing of the speech.

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Jun. 5, 2009

A breakdown of the speech, with focuses on the the Israel-Palestinian angle, use of the Qur'an, and some background on how it was put together, Not comprehensive, but good in the areas they tackle.

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Patricia L'Herrou
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by Patricia L'Herrou - Jun. 5, 2009

focusing somewhat narrowly on the content of pres. obama's speech, the article includes interesting information to include how he and speech-writers/advisors prepared for the speech. the style here doesn't give a broad flavor of the speech, particularly of the content to the muslim world in general, but it does give some responses from israelis and palestinians

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James Canning
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by James Canning - Jun. 5, 2009

So-so report, but certainly worth reading. Given that there are 500,000 Jewish illegal settlers in the West Bank, Obama needs to make clear the occupation has to end. This point is muffled in this account.

Obama should move toward normal relations with Syria and Iran, and pressure Israel to end the occupation of the West Bank and the Golan Heights. Obama should pull all US forces out of Iraq withing the next 12 months.

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