Obama addresses UN
The US president's speech came as diplomatic efforts for Palestinian UN membership intensified, while thousands rallied in the West Bank.
"Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the UN," he said. "There can be no short cut to peace".
Mr Obama is to urge the Palestinians to give up the initiative.
He is to meet both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas later, before Mr Abbas is expected to present his membership bid to the UN Security Council on Friday.
Malcolm X talks about people like Obama, who looks out for the interests of the Zionists instead of doing what's right: