Obama and Israel's Netanyahu to Face Tense Meeting on Iran

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sun, 02/26/2012 - 1:24pm.



When President Obama sits down face-to-face with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week to discuss Iran, he will be staring down the greatest challenge on Israel he's faced during his presidency. ~ Jeremy Herb - Amie Parnes

It is the first time Obama has met Netanyahu since last spring, when the Israeli leader appeared to lecture the president on his country's history in front of cameras at the White House.

Whatever tensions exist could be exacerbated by the looming crisis that provides a backdrop for the election-year meeting.

Israel believes time is running out for a military strike against Iran that would prevent the Islamic republic from developing nuclear weapons, something Israel sees as an existential threat.

Administration officials acknowledge the Iranian nuclear issue is coming to a head, but U.S. officials have cautioned Israel against a strike that would threaten stability in the Middle East and the global economy.

It's possible the Obama-Netanyahu meeting next week could determine both countries' course of actions for Iran.


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Source The Hill



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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sun, 02/26/2012 - 1:24pm.