September 23rd, 2010
12:13 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama addresses Mideast peace in UN address

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

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  1. vic, Nashville TN

    Mideast peace we wont change they wont change 50 years over

    September 23, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  2. stufit

    Blah, Blah, Blah and by the way did you know he won the Nobel Peace Prize from the socialists in Europe for doing absolutely nothing? And contining in that proud tradition, he has done absolutely nothing for our economy or world peace since.

    September 23, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |