Obama Meets with Peres, Calls for Intensified Peace Efforts

(Jerusalem Post) Hilary Leila Krieger - Israeli President Shimon Peres met with U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday at the White House. "With the winds of change blowing through the Arab world, it's more urgent than ever that we try to seize the opportunity to create a peaceful solution between the Palestinians and the Israelis," Obama said following their meeting. Both Peres and Obama agree that it's important to have an actual negotiating process, not simply another ceremony. At the same time, Peres warned the Europeans against making an effort to force a solution on the sides. "If they try to impose a solution, they will stand with only one side," he declared. Peres also brought up the case of Jonathan Pollard and asked for clemency on humanitarian grounds.

2011-04-06 00:00:00

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