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May 18, 2009
High stakes as Obama meets with Israeli prime minister

U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed a variety of issues for two hours on Monday in a highly-anticipated meeting at the White House. Among the issues — getting Israel and the Palestinians to resume their negotiations, and dealing with Iran.

The United States has reached out to Iran in an effort to persuade it to stop its nuclear program.

Daniel Levy, a senior fellow and co-director of the Middle East Task Force of the New America Foundation, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the Iran question, the possibility of resuming negotiations with the Palestinians and the U.S. role going forward.

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#5

Boris: Egypt is not occuping any land with the money its geting from the US. Egypt is building its own infrastructure, not settlemnts like you. Since Israel was created, the USA gave more than 120 Billion Dollars to Israel. Now Israel is saying no to us. I will write my Congressman to veto any financial help to Israel.

#4

To Pete: US sending to Egypt 1.7 billion and 1.0 billion to Pakistan per year. They should get aid from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Is B.Obama going to change that or he is afraid Arab community?

#3

Good thing that Mr. Levy was talking from Washington, otherwise Mr. Savadge would have been hosptlized due to the many punches he was throwing while talking. Mr. Levy is no good and has to go. He mixes analysis with emotions and lacks the necessary skills an experts has

#2

PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE MEDIA AND THE WHOLE WORLD WANT ANOTHER PALESTINIAN STATE BELIEVING THAT IT WILL BRING PEACE AND THE FOCUS IS ON STOPPING THE SETTLEMENTS AND ALL IT LOOKS LIKE ISRAEL IS TO BE BLAMED FOR NOT REACHING THE PEACE. BUT THERE IS SUCH A THING AS THE OTHER SIDE NOT FULLFILLING THEIR PART. BY THE OSLO ACCORD, THE ROAP MAP AND OTHER AGREEMENTS THE PALESTINIAN ARE SUPPOSE TO STOP TERRORISM, NO INCITEMENT AGAINST ISRAEL AND THE JEWS. EVERY DAY, NOT REPORTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA, IN ISRAEL THERE ARE ATTACKS AGAINST THE ISRAELI CIVILIAN PEOPLE NOT ONLY FROM GAZA BUT IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA (WHAT YOU CALL WEST BANK). THE INCITEMENT ON TV, RADIO GOES UNCHECK BY THE WHOLE WORLD. THE WORST IS THE INCITEMENT IN SCHOOLS WHERE THE PALESTINIANS TEACH THE CHILDREN THAT ISRAEL SHOULD NOT EXIST AND SHOULD BE FOUGHT TO THE LAST. THIS KIND OF TEACHING DO NOT BODE WELL FOR LASTING PEACE. BUT I KNOW THIS KIND OF COMMENT WILL NEVER BE READ OR PUBLISH.

#1

follow the money…

How many billions worth of $s is the US sending to Israel in arms per year? Is Obama going to change that or is he afraid of Florida’s retirees?

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