Obama and Netanyahu Seek to Move Beyond Iran Deal

(Washington Post) Steven Mufson - President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will seek to move beyond their public clash over the Iran nuclear deal when they meet in Washington on Monday. The leaders plan to discuss how to counter Iranian aid to Hizbullah and Hamas, and the Russian and Iranian efforts to prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Obama no longer harbors hope for a peace agreement or even renewed talks during the last year of his presidency. Instead, he is searching for ways to keep alive the idea of a two-state solution. Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said, "There are practical things that can be done on the ground to build back some degree of trust and cooperation between the two sides. Clearly, part of that also involves rejecting violence and rejecting incitement. And we've called upon the Palestinian leadership to do so."

2015-11-09 00:00:00

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