Palestinians Cool to Obama Visit, but Security Forces Eager to Prove Mettle

Posters of U.S. president in Ramallah defaced, protest planned for day of visit; 10 American helicopters landed one after another in Ramallah on Monday, U.S. teams coordinating preparations with Palestinians.

The Palestinian Authority’s preparations are continuing for the scheduled visit later this week of U.S. President Barack Obama to the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem.