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.
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.
President Barack Obama said he assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. will demand Iran follow conciliatory words with verifiable action in the standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program and that he hasn’t excluded using military force.
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.