President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerge from their re-election campaigns confronting the same disputes that divided them last year: peace talks with the Palestinians, settlements and, above all, Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.
President Barack Obama sees in Chuck Hagel a new Pentagon chief who, as a decorated Vietnam War veteran, can stand up to generals at a tight budgetary time and shares his doubts about open-ended military commitments.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off his campaign for elections set for September with a speech that highlighted his government’s economic achievements and claimed credit for improving security.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Vice President Joe Biden today to explore ways of reviving Middle East peace talks that have stalled over a dispute about West Bank settlement construction.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returns to the United Nations today in an attempt to rein in Iran’s nuclear program, a year after visiting the body to turn back a bid for Palestinian statehood.
President Barack Obama meets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today at a moment when U.S.-Israeli ties are improving. Further warming may depend on whether Israel extends a settlement-building freeze due to expire in September.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that Iran must face greater pressure to stop it from developing nuclear arms, his spokesman said. He also expressed hope that disputes that have stalled Middle East peace talks will be resolved.
President Barack Obama leads Israel and the Palestinian Authority into direct talks starting tomorrow aiming for a big prize: a peace deal that will help stabilize the region and thwart Iran’s bid to expand its influence.