President Obama has made the following promise:
"He will make a sustained push — working with Israelis and Palestinians — to achieve the goal of two states, a Jewish state in Israel and a Palestinian state, living side by side in peace and security." — Obama's Blueprint for Change
Other promises regarding foreign policy.
Updated: January 11, 2009
Ready 'On Day One'
Asked about the Israeli invasion of Gaza on ABC's "This Week," Obama said, "What I am doing right now is putting together the team so that on January 20th, starting on day one, we have the best possible people who are going to be immediately engaged in the Middle East peace process as a whole. That are going to be engaging with all of the actors there. That will work to create a strategic approach that ensures that both Israelis and Palestinians can meet their aspirations."
Updated: January JANUARY 21, 2009
On his first full day in office, Obama called the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority and signaled his intention to involve the U.S. in deflating tension surrounding the Israeli invasion of Gaza.
Updated: January 22, 2009
Special Envoy To Middle East
Obama appointed former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell to serve as special envoy for Middle East peace.
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