Anas lives in Amman, Jordan. He helps out at a local clothing store. His ancestors were ethnically cleansed from Silwan.
Missing from the Ethan Bronner articles about Silwan are faces like Anas’s.
His is the face of the Palestinian refugee who is not allowed to return home.
If you hear about a "peace initiative" which claims the right of return is not "realistic", think of Anas’ face.
Barack Obama should explain to Anas why his hopes and dreams are "not an option".
Maybe I should just tell him the awful truth his parents might be shielding him from: that he was simply born the wrong religion.