President Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a joint news conference in Ramallah Thursday and brought up the American civil rights movement.

‘Whenever I meet these young people, whether they’re Israeli or Palestinian, I think of my young daughters,’ he said during a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

‘Those of us in the United States understand that change takes time, but change is possible. There was a time when my daughters did not have the same opportunities as somebody else’s daughters.’

So, you guys are saying the American civil rights movement wasn’t shooting for something like this?

While it appears Obama was trying to use the civil rights struggle to convey that change doesn’t happen overnight, the analogy was clumsy at best. And — shocker! — Palestinians may not hear it that way.