Official agreements are 'very clear' about stopping the growth of West Bank Jewish outposts – and Obama is not bound to unwritten pacts from the past, she says.
The president visits the city that bore some of World War II’s heaviest damage, as well as the death camp.
While they expect action, many warmed to words that bespoke a knowledge and appreciation of Islamic culture.
The president didn't announce any policy changes but sought to challenge his listeners' preconceptions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
'The absence in his speech of any bellicose threats to Iran stands in stark contrast to his predecessor,' says a Muslim politician in Birmingham.
'The Muslim world has been waiting for a long time for such thing.'
His speech should aim to launch a new dialogue between two estranged communities of the world, some regional experts say.
A new tone can defuse 'residual anger' among Muslims over the Iraq war, but it's likely to hit its limits in dealing with Iran.