September 23rd, 2010
11:27 AM ET

Obama addresses Mideast peace, Iran in wide-ranging address

In a wide-ranging address to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday, President Barack Obama dwelled on the intractable Mideast
conflict and urged Israelis and Palestinians to seize the day in talks his administration has initiated.

"Now is the time for the parties to help each other overcome this obstacle. Now is the time to build the trust - and provide the time - for substantial progress to be made. Now is the time for this opportunity to be seized, so that it doesn't slip away," Obama said.

World leaders, including Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, heard Obama set down his position for peace. However, the Israeli U.N. delegation was not present because it is Sukkot - a religious holiday in Israel and the Jewish world.

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  1. Scotty

    You people throw out these numbers like they don't mean a thing, Bush spent this many billions, Obama spent this many billions, Do you truly not realize that the Government has no money, they produce nothing ! That was OUR money, taken from us for the so called better good. Wake up. I relent to paying taxes for roads, police,etc.. Not for this crap, we are being robbed.

    September 26, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. jim s

    I want my country back
    said the Insurance CEO and the Billionair Banker and the Foreign Governments
    that now have to deal with a nation of the people and by the people
    lets give them there country back lets all vote republican in 2010

    September 26, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
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