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Obama urges peace on 2nd day of Middle East visit

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President Obama delivered a rousing speech to Israeli college students about the chances for Middle East peace.

He said peace with Palestinians is possible with compromise.

Not everyone in the crowd agreed. A heckler briefly interrupted the speech, but President Obama said it's "just part of the lively debate." Students in the audience say the American President was able to connect with them.

Earlier, President Obama met with Palestinian high school students. Hours before he traveled to the West Bank, militants fired rockets into southern Israel. The president condemned the attack along with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

The president wrapped up his day toasting Israeli leaders at a state dinner.

Tomorrow, President Obama is visiting holy sites in Israel, and going to neighboring Jordan.

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