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Initial Outcomes of Obama's Middle East Trip

David Makovsky and Robert Satloff

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March 23, 2013

During his recent Middle East visit, President Obama forged an emotional connection with the people of Israel, earned credibility to deal with Iran’s nuclear research, and put the Israeli-Palestinian peace process back on the regional agenda, according to Washington Institute Executive Director Dr. Robert Satloff and David Makovsky, the Institute’s Ziegler Distinguished Fellow and director of its Project on the Middle East Peace Process.

In these videos, the experts discuss the president’s reception in Israel and the West Bank, and assess the likely policy implications of the trip.

Obama's Middle East Trip: Israeli and Palestinian Response with David Makovsky

Obama's Middle East Trip: Regional Impact with Robert Satloff