Haaretz Analysts and Contributors Round Up Obama's First Presidential Visit to Israel

Chemi Shalev believes Obama may be more effective than thought in rekindling the peace process, Aluf Benn considers how as Israeli dependence on the U.S. will rise as it increases pressure on its ally, and Ari Shavit predicts that Obama's message will be a wake-up call to Israelis. Read Haaretz analysts' take on Obama's visit to the region.

Concerns that Obama's first presidential visit would achieve little in the way of rekindling the peace process may have been exaggerated, says

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