In day two President Obama had a five hour visit to Ramallah, the de-facto capital of Palestine, during which he and President Abbas committed to a peace process leading to a two state solution, but do indication from Obama as to how the US would help to bring it about, unfortunately. He did however manage to admit that continued settlement building would not advance the peace process. As they say, “No shit, Sherlock”.

Thankfully many Palestinians saw through the charade, and demonstrated against the visit.

At first I was disappointed to read of a rocket being fired from Gaza into Israel, and still am, though I have since learned that it was provoked by an Israeli attack.