US President Obama's landmark visit to Middle-East which began from the Saudi capital Riyadh was his first significant move to win the hearts of the Muslim world. In his own words he launched his journey from "a place where Islam began. The son of a Kenyan Muslim who lived part of his childhood in Indonesia is the first US President who is conversant with the teachings of Islam and psyche of the Islamic world. He feels there has been an undesirable breach between America and the Muslim world which urgently needs to be breached. Many Muslim nations harbor animosity against the U.S over its staunch support for Israel at the cost of the Palestinians, its war against terrorists and attacks on Iraq and Afghanistan. Many Americans likewise found a negative perception of the Muslim world after the 9/11 attacks on American soil by Arab terrorists. On his arrival in Riyadh, President Obama was received by King Abdullah with graceful ceremonies. The King also decorated him with King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit, the Kingdom's highest Medal of Honor. Both leaders discussed the Israeli conflict, Iran's nuclear program and the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The U.S media was buzzing with the defining speech of President Obama which he was to make in Cairo, the second stop of his journey. This speech, in fact, was an address to the Muslim world which has been described by the New York Times, a bold overture to Muslim nations over their friction with the Western world. U.S media is shocked and surprised over Obama's blunt words as he expressed sympathy with the Palestinians for what he called "daily humiliations, large and small that come with occupation". Although Mr. Obama stressed that America's bonds with Israel are unbreakable, but Americans were shocked when he spoke in equally powerful terms about the plight of the Palestinians after 60 years of statelessness putting Palestinians on parallel footing with Israel. American media described President Obama's speech as the "riskiest of his presidency as he used unusually direct language to call for a fresh look at deep divisions between Israel and its neighbors and also between the Islamic world and the west. Mr. Obama categorically declared that U.S will not turn its back on the legitimate aspirations of Palestine for "dignity, opportunity and state of their own". Millions of T.V viewers in America where shocked when President Obama stated his speech with the Islamic greetings Assalamo Alaikum and also ended with this message of peace. Mr. Obama quoted from the Holy Quran several times for unity among faiths sent down by God and against unjust killings by human beings of their fellow humans. This was the first time in the Us history that U.S President quoted from the Quran and put Israeli Jews on the same footing with Muslim Palestinians. He also advanced his 2 State formula of Israel as well as Palestine each recognizing the other as independent entities. He also clearly stated that the U.S does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli settlements on the West Bank and advised that construction of new Jewish settlements must stop. He clearly stated the U.S does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements and advised Israeli settlements Mr. Obama also called on Hamas government in Gaza to abstain from violence and recognize Israel's right to exist. These are the perimeters on which Mr. Obama based his Middle East statement policy, which needs immediate implementation and cannot be delayed any further. However, there are deep differences in the U.S Congress which has many anti- Jewish nuances. It is likely to face a pitched battle in the Congress among the Pro and anti Pro members of the plan. The strong lobby which controls most of the U.S media will certainly try to sabotage it, but hopefully President Obama will finally succeed in implementing his plan to bring about peace in the Middle East statement. It may be recalled that King Abdullah was the first Arab leader to propose broad Arab recognition of Israel in return, for its withdrawal from Arab territories occupied by it in 1967 war. President Obama has suggested that the king's peace proposal adopted by the Arab League in 2002 is now known as the Arab Peace Initiative might serve as a way to revive talks among Israelis, Palestinians and Arab nations. A Palestinian/American Rashid Khalid who is Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia has observed that Mr. Obama should characterize the Israeli presence in Palestine, Golan Heights as an "occupation". He will have to talk about Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan also. These issues are resonating in the Muslim world and need to be highlighted in the context of the Middle East Peace Process. According to U.S analysts Mr. Obama's Cairo speech meant different things to different people. He supported Israel, but reached out to the Muslim world in an unprecedented way. Some friends were troubled while others were reassured. Some of America's enemies denounced it but none dismissed it. E-mail: burhanhasan@hotmail.com