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Our problems must be dealt with through partnership; progress must be shared." - Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America in his speech at Cairo University in 2009

Israel's influence on Obama


"...I do so recognizing that change cannot happen overnight. No single speech can eradicate years of mistrust, nor can I answer in the time that I have all the complex questions that brought us to this point. But I am convinced that in order to move forward, we must say openly the things we hold in our hearts, and that too often are said only behind closed doors. There must be a sustained effort to listen to each other; to learn from each other; to respect one another; and to seek common ground. As the Holy Koran tells us, "Be conscious of God and speak always the truth." That is what I will try to do - to speak the truth as best I can, humbled by the task before us, and firm in my belief that the interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart....

...That is what it means to share this world in the 21st century. That is the responsibility we have to one another as human beings.
This is a difficult responsibility to embrace. For human history has often been a record of nations and tribes subjugating one another to serve their own interests. Yet in this new age, such attitudes are self-defeating. Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. So whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners of it. Our problems must be dealt with through partnership; progress must be shared."

Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America in his speech at Cairo University in 2009 -

By Anonymous

If olive trees could speak, what would they tell us?

Would they recount the glories witnessed in this hallowed place?

  Would they tell of the horrors that transpired long ago in the name of many things?

Would they recall the small human lives that lived for generations in pastoral dignity?

  Would they give evidence of the suffering and abuse inflicted by mechanical monsters and ill-inspired men?

Would they share the love they have received from the once young and now old who tended them?

  Would they boast of the healing, the wealth and the comfort they bring?

Would they complain of the loneliness of the field and the neglect of the world?

  Would they speak of the hope and courage that lives in the earth and endures in the souls of their children?

The olive trees speak all this and more to people who are ready to hear.



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