AIPAC listened and evn cheered the president when he repeated that the dividing line has to be negotiated with accomadation for settlements and Israel's security needs. and a chastened Netanyahu had to make nice. Israel exists and that existence is "rock solid", but the president warned that the survival of Israel is threatened if there is no peace deal. Obama also stated that the Palestinians have tough choices to make also, especially as to the role of Hamas.
Pres. O'Bama left on his trip to Europe with a stopover in Ireland to visit his ancestral village. The Irish welcome was joyous. He won their hearts and loud cheers and had a pint of Guinness and claimed the apostrophe for his name.It was a much needed respite from a tumultuous week in Washington.