Obama Says He’ll Try Again For Middle East Peace In Second Term

In an interview with Washington D.C.’s local ABC affiliate, President Obama said part of his agenda for a second term would be to renew efforts at Middle East peace. “There were a bunch of things that we didn’t get done that I think are important,” he said, such as “making sure that we get comprehensive immigration reform done.” But the president added: “The things I can do without Congress tend to be in the foreign policy area and in that area I have not been able to move the peace process forward in the Middle east the way I wanted.” Watch the clip:

According to a lengthy article in the Washington Post on Sunday, one Jewish leader asked Obama what lessons he learned from his efforts to get Israelis and Palestinians to agree on a peace deal. “That it’s really hard,” Obama reportedly said.