Connect to share and comment

Israel PM arrives at White House for Obama talks

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday arrived at the White House to meet US President Barack Obama over the future of the peace process with the Palestinians. Obama is expected to press Netanyahu to accept a framework for extending the negotiations beyond a late April deadline, although the Israeli leader has pledged to resist any pressure. tq-hmw/jm

West Bank settlement starts double in 2013

Starts on new settlement building in the occupied West Bank increased by 123.7 percent last year, Israeli government data showed on Monday. The release by the Central Bureau of Statistics came hours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet at the White House with President Barack Obama, who has strongly criticised settlement construction. "We have seen more aggressive settlement construction over the last couple years than we've seen in a very long time," Obama said in an interview with Bloomberg View columnist Jeffrey Goldberg published on Sunday.

Obama to seek Israel PM support for peace framework

President Barack Obama will push Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a framework for extending Middle East peace talks Monday, but could face an uphill battle against a reluctant premier. When the president and the prime minister meet at the White House, their discussion could determine whether Israel's negotiations with the Palestinians have a future beyond April 29. And the issue of Jewish settlements looked likely to feature high on the agenda after Obama bluntly warned that, without a peace deal, more construction would expose Israel to an international backlash.

Obama to seek Israel PM support for peace framework

President Barack Obama will push Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a framework for extending Middle East peace talks Monday, but could face an uphill battle against a reluctant premier. When the president and the prime minister meet at the White House, their discussion could determine whether Israel's negotiations with the Palestinians have a future beyond April 29. And the issue of Jewish settlements looked likely to feature high on the agenda after Obama bluntly warned that, without a peace deal, more construction would expose Israel to an international backlash.

West Bank settlement starts double in 2013

Starts on new settlement building in the occupied West Bank increased by 123.7 percent last year, Israeli government data released Monday showed. The release by the Central Bureau of Statistics came hours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet at the White House with President Barack Obama, who has strongly criticised settlement construction.

Obama warns of 'fallout' for Israel if peace effort fails

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, issuing a veiled warning to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of talks, said in an interview published on Sunday it would be harder for Washington to defend Israel against efforts to isolate it internationally if U.S.-led Middle East peace talks fail.

Israel PM bullish ahead of White House talks

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to resist "pressures" as he arrived in Washington for talks with US President Barack Obama on the peace process and Iran's nuclear program. When the two meet at the White House on Monday, their discussion will be crucial to determine whether Israel's negotiations with the Palestinians have a future beyond April 29, with US efforts focused on getting both sides to agree a framework for extending the talks.

Israel PM vows to resist 'pressures' on US visit

Israel's prime minister pledged Sunday to resist "pressures" as he left for Washington on a visit expected to centre on peace talks with the Palestinians and the Iranian nuclear dispute. "I am now leaving on an important trip to the US where I will meet with President Barack Obama," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office quoted him as saying as he boarded his plane. "We will discuss the Iranian issue and the diplomatic process... In recent years the state of Israel has been under various pressures. We have rejected them...This is what has been and what will be."

Israel PM vows to resist 'pressures' on US visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday pledged to resist "pressures" as he left for Washington on a visit expected to centre on peace talks with the Palestinians. "I am now leaving on an important trip to the US where I will meet with President Barack Obama," his office quoted him as saying as he boarded his plane. "We will discuss the Iranian issue and the diplomatic process... In recent years the state of Israel has been under various pressures. We have rejected them...This is what has been and what will be."

Obama to take stock of peace talks with Netanyahu, Abbas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will take stock of peace negotiations in upcoming Oval Office meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on March 17, the White House said on Thursday. The Obama administration had originally hoped to help broker a deal by April 29. But on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes at best to get Israel and the Palestinians to agree on a "framework" for an agreement by that time.
Syndicate content