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Obama says mideast peace "really hard problem"

3 years 6 months 1 week ago March 20, 2013 Mar 20, 2013 Wednesday, March 20 2013 March 20, 2013 1:31 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

JERUSALEM- President Barack Obama says he's certain he could have done things differently when it comes to the Mideast.

But he says bringing peace to the region is "a really hard problem" to solve - one that's lingered for more than 60 years.

The president also suggests that failure to reach an agreement in his first term between Israelis and Palestinians doesn't mean that he "screwed up somehow."

President Obama says all sides have deep interests and internal politics to deal with, just as he does back home.

The president spoke at a news conference in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo).

He arrived today on his first presidential visit to Israel.

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