Obama Asks Israelis to Step Into Palestinians' Shoes

President delivers major speech to a group of 600 Israeli college students.
1:45 | 03/22/13

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with president obama wrapping up his visit to israel before crossing into jordan but is the trip doing anything to advance that push for peace? Senior white house correspondent jonathan karl is with the t. Jon, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, paula. Over and over again on this trip the president has emphasized america's never-ending support for the state of israel but he is concluding the trip with a challenge to the israeli people, once again restart the effort to make peace with the palestinians. This morning, the president paid tribute to victims of the holocaust at israel's yad vashem memorial. It's been a trip high on symbolism. Please raise a glass with the president. La chaim. Reporter: In the only major speech of the trip the president sought to bypass the political leaders here and talk directly to the next generation telling a group of 600 israeli college students to put themselves in the shoes of young palestinians. Look at the world through their eyes. It is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own. Reporter: Israel has cut down on deadly attacks in recent years with the u.S.-Funded iron dome missile defense system and by bug a massive wall separating the palestinian territories from the rest of the holy land. But obama warned that is not enough. No wall is high enough and no iron dome is strong enough or perfect enough to stop every enemy. Reporter: He said the only way to achieve lasting security is peace between israelis and palestinians. He's wrapping up his mideast trip in jordan br he will meet with king abdullah. The number one issue is the conflict in syria that sent 400,000 refugees across the border to jordan.

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