U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to project a united front yesterday, affirming an unbreakable alliance between their two countries even as differences persist on Iran and restarting peace talks with Palestinians.
Gaza Strip militants fired rockets for the second time in less than 24 hours, as Israeli forces vowed to defend residents and carried out the first air strikes on the Hamas-ruled territory since a November offensive there.
A Mideast peace agreement leading to an independent Palestinian state can’t be achieved without both sides giving ground, President Barack Obama said today as he urged new ways of approaching the conflict.
Palestinian gunmen opened fire on an Israeli police car in the West Bank, seriously wounding one officer, Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said by phone. Two other policemen in the vehicle were wounded less seriously, he added. Police are searching the area of the attack for the assailants, he said.