Obama’s Welcome: Palestinian Rappers

Photograph by Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP Photo

A Palestinian activist wearing a mask of President Barack Obama, holds a Rosa Parks’ mug shot, in the West Bank town of Hebron, on March 20, 2013.

Many Palestinians may not be as overjoyed about President Barack Obama’s arrival in the Middle East today as the Palestinian rappers in a video prepared by the American Consulate General in Israel suggests.

“We welcome you to Palestine,” the rappers say, in a video prepared for YouTube as Obama prepares for a stop in Ramallah during his three-day tour through Israel, the West Bank and Jordan.

“Our hands are reaching for peace,” they rap.

Were it so simple.

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