Before I went to work I heard some of his press conference speech on CNN and he mentioned that the young girls he met reminded him of his daughters and that if Israelis met them, they'd be just as impressed as he was to see that they had the similar hopes and dreams as any other youth yearning for a successful future. He said they deserved the same opportunities as Israeli children. What's most surprising was his use of the terms " occupation " and the mention of Palestinians driven from their homes. These are points advantageous for the Palestinians, if you are keeping score. But it's a better alternative to just get to the direct peace talks facilitated by Obama's administration.
Egypt postpones verdict in retrial of Al Jazeera journalists to Aug. 29 (Reuters)